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December 6, 1909. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



1905 



JOURNAL OF THE 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Af^,7 /b ) : 



Regular Meeting, Monday, December 6, 1909. 



7!30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
December 9, 1909. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Harding, 
Pringle, Foreman, Eichert, Dailey, Mc- 
Kenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thom- 
son, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, 
Rea, Fisher, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg and Clark. 

Absent — Aid. Fick, Redwanz, Burns 
and Bihl. 

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QUORUM. 

At 7:30 P. M., a quorum being present, 
the Mayor called the Council to order. 

RESOLUTIONS OF SYMPATHY. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Brennan 
and Conlon presented resolutions as fol- 
lows : 

Whereas, This Council has learned 
with regret and sorrow of the death of 
former Alderman John Gaynor, who 
served in this body as representative of 
the old Ninth Ward from 1884 to 1886; 

Resolved, That in the death of John 
Gaynor, the City of Chicago has lost a 
valuable citizen, who served the people 
of this city as a faithful and efficient 
public servant; 

Resolved, That in recognition of his 
services, these resolutions be spread upon 
the records of the City Council, ^and that 
a copy thereof, suitably engrossed -b^' pre- 
sented to his bereaved family'. 

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Aid. Brennan moved to adopt the said 
resolutions. 

The motion was carried unanimously 
by a rising vote. 

MOTION TO RECONSIDER. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the Council at its last pre- 
ceding regular meeting (held November 
29, 1909) passed an ordinance providing 
for the vacation of an alley in the block 
hounded by West 32nd place, West 34th 
place, Fisk street and Mosspratt street 
(Sub-block 4 in Assessor's division of 
W. y 2 , N. E. y 4 , Section 32-39-14). 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved to refer the said 
ordinance to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The motion prevailed. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed record of the regular meeting 
held Monday, November 29, 1909, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the said meeting, and 
to dispense with the reading of the 
same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works, 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by His Honor, the Mayor, containing a 
list of the names of persons released from 
the House of Correction during the week 
ending December 4, 1909, together with 
the cause of each release; . which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 

AXSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office,] 
December 6, 1909. C 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — At the request of Wil- 



liam Carroll, City Electrician, I present 
herewith to your Honorable Body, and 
ask that it be passed by unanimous con- 
sent, an amendment to the Municipal 
Code relating to the fees to be charged 
by the Department of Electricity for the 
inspection of electric light fixtures, etc. 

The purpose of the amt ment, which 
has been prepared by the Corporation 
Counsel, is to reduce the inspection fee 
charged for the inspection of electric 
lights, which are placed on a public street 
or alley at private expense for the pur- 
pose of illuminating said street or alley, 
so that said inspection fee will be approx- 
imately the cost of inspection and no 
more. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Fred A. Btjsse, 

Mayor. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
immediate consideration of the ordinance 
submitted with the said communication. 

Aid. Foreman moved to pass the said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Cough] in, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 813 of the Revised Mu- 



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nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
subsequently amended. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 813 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "meter," appear- 
ing in the first line of the eighth para- 
graph of said section, the words "electric 
lights other than electric signs as herein 
denned, placed on a public street or alley 
for the purpose of illuminating the 
same," so that said paragraph of said sec- 
tion when so amended will read as fol- 
lows : 

"Inspections of electric lights other 
than electric signs, as herein defined, 
placed on a public street or alley for 
the purpose of illuminating the same, 
temporary installations for show win- 
dow exhibitions, conventions and the 
like, shall be charged for according to 
the time required for such inspections 
at the rate of seventy-five cents per 
hour." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayob's Office, 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I desire to call your at- 
tention to the city's situation in relation 
to small parks and playgrounds with a 
view to having the subject given consid- 
eration in preparation of the annual bud- 
get. I do this both because the mainte- 
nance of small parks and playgrounds 
and the extension of the system is be- 
coming a considerable item of munici- 
pal expense and because our situation in 
relation to small parks and playgrounds 
pointedly illustrates an important phase 
of our municipal finances. 

The financial history of the city's parks 



and playgrounds is a repetition of mu- 
nicipal experience in many other direc- 
tions. It opens with an appropriation of 
$11,500 in 1900 to cover expenses and 
carry out some recommendations of a 
special park commission, created in De- 
cember, 1899, to study the small park 
and playground question. In five years 
this appropriation grew to $23,300. The 
next year, 1906, the city's small parks, 
squares and triangles, and a bathing 
beach or two, which had been until then 
cared for respectively by the Department 
of Public Works and the Department of 
Health, were transferred to the Special 
Park Commission. The total appropria- 
tion for the Special Park Commission's 
work in that year was $80,000. By 1908 
this had become $180,390. For 1909 it 
was reduced to $125,000. The commis- 
sion is asking this year for $221,000. I 
mention these facts, which can be par- 
alleled again and again in the city's his- 
tory, as showing how easily a small ex- 
pense item grows quickly to a heavy fixed 
charge without corresponding increase of 
revenue to meet that charge. 

In view of these facts and in view of 
all the circumstances touching our finan- 
cial situation it seems to me we should 
at once look squarely in the face this ques- 
tion; with revenues already insufficient 
for doing the things that can be done only 
by the City of Chicago, should the city 
go on extending the system of small 
parks and playgrounds at ever-increasing 
expense, or should it make an effort to 
have the parks and playgrounds cared 
for by the park boards which have been 
created and endowed with tax levying 
powers for the express purpose of provid- 
ing parks and playgrounds for the peo- 
ple? 

In raising this question I hope I shall 
not be misunderstood as reflecting in any 
way upon the Special Park Commission 
or upon its work. That commission has 
made a splendid record. For the amount 
of money expended, it can, I believe, 
make a better showing of work well done, 



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of beneficent purposes well served, and of 
results achieved, than can be made by 
any of the park boards. As a part of 
the city government, it is probably bet- 
ter placed to care for playgrounds and to 
co-ordinate their usefulness with school 
work than any park board would be. It 
may be in better position to secure, for 
park and playground uses, vacant prop- 
erty held by private owners. Neverthe- 
less, it remains questionable whether 
the City of Chicago, in its present finan- 
cial .condition, is justified in undertaking 
large park and playground expense, when 
the laws have created and the taxpayers 
are supporting independent governmental 
agencies for this very purpose. 

This question is a far more important 
question than it may appear to be by rea- 
son of the comparatively small amount of 
money involved. It goes to the root of 
the reasons for the city's unsatisfactory 
financial condition, namely: The con- 
stantly increasing disparity between 
the things the municipal government is 
called upon to do for the people and 
revenue received by the municipal gov- 
ernment from the taxes paid by the peo- 
ple. We shall never approach, much less 
reach, a satisfactory condition in our 
municipal finances until the voters and 
taxpayers are made to realize that their 
municipal government does not receive 
its fair share of the taxes they pay. 

The average citizen thinks that prac- 
tically all of his tax money is spent by 
the "City Hall." He thinks so, probably, 
because the functions and activities of 
the "City Hall" are closer to him, are 
more directly under his personal obser- 
vation, than are the functions and ac- 
tivities of the other governmental agen- 
cies which receive and spend a share of 
his tax money. Whenever his taxes are 
increased, he roars in wrath against "ex- 
travagance in the City Hall" and against 
"a constantly growing tax bill with noth- 
ing to show for it." And his misunder- 
standing of the facts is encouraged by 
persons and agencies that ought to know 



better. In other words, the city receives 
about 28 per cent, of the taxes which the 
people pay; it does about 80 per cent, 
of all the work that the public ever sees 
or hears about and it has to stand fully 
99.99 per cent, of the criticisms and com- 
plaint of how the tax money is expended. 
Out of every $100 of taxes levied and 
collected within the city limits this year 
the city receives only $28,086. The re- 
mainder is divided as follows: 

To the Schools $33.9606 

To the State 6.5326 

To the County 10.5861 

To the Sanitary District . . . 8.8877 

To the Parks 11.3711 

To Miscellaneous 5754 



Total $71.9135 

As a matter of cold fact, the city does 
not receive enough of the people's tax 
money to pay the ordinary running ex- 
penses of the Police and Fire Depart- 
ments, to say nothing of the $10,000,000 
to $12,000,000 that must be spent on 
street lighting, Health Department, Pub- 
lic Works, Finance Department, Board of 
Local Improvements, Election Commis- 
sioners and other departmental works. In 
1908 the city's share of taxes for all 
corporate purposes — for paying the run- 
ning expenses of the city — was only $8,- 
062,957.89. In that same year, the or- 
dinary running expenses of the Police 
and Fire Departments, not counting con- 
struction and permanent improvements, 
was $5,704,012.46 for the police, and $2,- 
977,106.69 for the Fire Department, or a 
total of $8,681,119.51. 

Therefore, ordinary maintenance of the 
Police and Fire Departments in 1908 cost 
$618,161.26 more than the city received 
from taxes, leaving that deficiency and 
all other municipal expense to be paid 
for out of receipts from licenses, etc., not 
a dollar of which came directly from the 
tax payers. 

This is a good time and place to re- 
mind the tax payer of one other vital 
fact in local finance, namely: the in- 






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crease in his tax bills in recent years has 
not been due to "extravagance in the 
City Hall" and the increased taxes he 
has paid have not gone into the city 
treasury. 

In a city the size of Chicago, the rev- 
enue for support of the city government 
should increase certainly in proportion to 
the increase of population and there is 
ground for saying it should increase in 
greater proportion. One will see the 
truth of this if he will but pause a mo- 
ment to consider the increased expendi- 
ture necessitated — the absolutely new de- 
mands created — by the congested popula- 
tion of a very large city as compared 
with a small city. Now consider our ex- 
perience. 

The City of Chicago is the only taxing 
body, ivith tax levying powers within the 
city limits, whose revenue from taxation 
has not increased in proportion to the in- 
crease in population. 

The revenue of every other taxing body 
that makes a levy in Chicago has in- 
creased from five per cent, to 344 per 
cent, more than population has increased. 

For the purposes of this comparison I 
have taken the fourteen-year period from 
1895 to 1908, inclusive, because all the 
statistics are complete for those years. 
During this 1895-1908 period the popula- 
tion of Chicago has increased 58 per cent. 
During the same period the city's re- 
ceipts from taxation have increased only 
52 per cent. During the same^ period, 
the other taxing bodies have enjoyed an 
increase in revenue from taxation with- 
in the city limits as follows: 

Schools 63 per cent. 

State 80 per cent. 

.County 100 per cent. 

Lincoln Park Board. . . . 137 per cent. 

West Park Board 143 per cent. 

South Park Board 344 per cent. 

The Sanitary District's receipts must 
be considered a little differently. From 
1895 to 1899 its receipts from taxation 
varied but little. In 1900, the year the 
water was turned into the completed 



channel, its receipts dropped, by opera- 
tion of the state law, to a point 62 per 
cent, below the 1895 level. During 1903, 
1904 and 1905 the Sanitary District had 
a special tax levy to pay for water power 
development. Then, by additional au- 
thority from the State Legislature, I be- 
lieve, the Sanitary District's revenue 
went up again, so that in 1908 it received 
from taxation within the city limits 145 
per cent, more than it did in 1900, the 
year the water was turned into the com- 
pleted channel. 

The situation revealed by these facts is 
serious enough, it seems to me, to war- 
rant careful consideration and action, if 
possible, at the hands of your Honorable 
Body. As a first step toward relief from 
the situation, it might be well to take 
up the park and playground question. 
The park boards were evidently created, 
in the first place, to care for public needs 
of this character. They have all the 
necessary machinery for the work. Their 
financial resources would seem to be ade- 
quate, while the city's are not. There- 
fore, I would respectfully ask for author- 
ity to appoint a special committee of five 
members of your Honorable Body whose 
duty it shall be to take up with the sev- 
eral park boards the question of having 
future control, management and exten- 
sion of the system of small parks, play- 
grounds and bathing beaches undertaken 
by said park boards. 

I have attached to this communication 
for publication with it, a schedule of the 
fourteen playgrounds, the two bathing 
beaches and the sixteen pieces of unim- 
proved property under control of the 
Special Park Commission, a statement of 
expenditures on small parks and play- 
grounds since 1900, and a schedule of 
playgrounds owned and those leased by 
the city ; also the figures on total revenue 
received by each taxing body from taxes 
levied within the city limits from 1895 
to 1908, inclusive. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Btjsse, 

Mayor. 



1910 communications, ETC. December 6. 1909. 

The following are the schedules and statements submitted with the said com- 
munication : 

TAXES EXTENDED BY COUNTY CLERK FOR CITY AND LIBRARY FOR 1895 AND SUBSEQUENT 

YEARS. 

Year. City. Library. Total. 

1895 $0,162,332.75 $488,804.21 $0,651,136.90 

1896 5,988,949.18 442,322.04 6,431,271.22 

1897 .' 6,173,793.90 257,392.10 6,431,186.00 

1898 5,858,112.56 234,063.72 0,092.176.28 

1899 5,618,830.23 223.647.80 5,842,478.03 

1900 6,889,054.40 208,291.12 7,157,345.52 

1901 0,095,079.57 210,745.27 6,305,824.84 

1902 , 0,369,705.78 276,231.77 0,645,937.55 

1903 6,433,339.67 278,606.21 6,711,945.88 

1904 6,378,627.78 264,738.63 6,643,366.41 

1905 7,345,066.34 263,881.18 7,608,947.52 

1900 7,673,985.34 279,707.20 7,953,092.54 

1907 10,133,986.21 Combined 10,133,980.21 

1908 10,201,520.06 Combined 10.201,520.66 

TAXES EXTENDED BY COUNTY CLERK FOR PARKS FOR 1895 AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS. 

Year. South Park. ^Vest Park. Lincoln Park. Total. 

1895 $ 510,014.27 $ 492,404.71 $293,179.53 $1,295,598.51 

1890 650,474.81 664,771.84 240,054.51 1.555,301.16 

1897 498,356.16 656,029.56 243,111.08 1,397,496.80 

1898 490,941.84 591,181.05 242,917.10 1.325,039.99 

1899 681,234.95 917,721.92 241,754.39 1,840,711.26 

1900 656,450.68 669,259.08 271,161.75 1,596,871.51 

1901 649,346.46 765,384.73 314,570.95 1,729,302.14 

1902 724,933.81 720,352.63 521,241.16 1,966,527.60 

1903 1,272,335.16 760,708.97 489,795.95 2*,522,900.08 

1904 1,586,262.85 715,781.73, 454,376.30 2,756,420.88 

1905 1,089,713.14 744,250.24 480,007.93 2,914,571.31 

1900 1,900,050.48 1,062,579.45 502,382.74 3,465,012.67 

1907 2,099,190.16 1,206,678.59 681,890.53 3,987,759.28 

1908 2,205,546.39 1,194,462.37 " 694,865.02 4,154,873.78 



STATEMENT SHOWING TOTAL OF CITY AND LIBRARY TAXES AS COMPARED WITH TOTAL 
PARK TAXES FOR 1895 AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS. 

Year. City and Library. Parks. 

1895 $ 6,651,136.96 $1,295,598.51 

1896 6,431,271.22 1,555,301.16 

1897 . 6,431,186.00 1,397,496.80 

1898 6,092,176.28 1,325,039.99 

1899.. 5,842,478.03 1,840,711.26 

1900 7,157,345.52 1,596,871.51 

1901 6,305,824.84 1,729,302.14 

1902 6,645,937.55 1,966,527.60 

1903 0,711,945.88 2,522,900.08 



r member 6, 1909. communications, etc. 1911 

Year. City and Library. Parks. 

1904 6,643,366.41 2,756,420.88 

J905 7,608,947.52 2,914,571.31 

1906 7,953,692.54 3,465,012.67 

1907 10,133,986.21 3,987,759.28 

1908 10,261,520.66 4,154,873.78 

TAXES EXTENDED BY COUNTY CLERK FOR SCHOOLS FOR 1895 AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS. 

1895 $ 7,598,644.42 

1896 5,891,469.84 

1897 6,545,446.49 

1898 6,123,549.30 

1899 6,903,929.36 

1900 -. 9,986,580.94 

1901 8,093,489.02 

1902 7,400,235.47 

1903 8,111,880.60 

1904 9,358,314.85 

1905 9,243,677.39 

1906 , 9,474,247.11 

1907 12,476,312.65 

1908 12,407,871.68 



statement of state, county and sanitary district taxes, extended by the 

county clerk on property within the city of chicago from 

1895 to 1908 inclusive". 

Year. State. County. Sanitary. 

1895 $1,268,617.19 $1,933,178.12 $3,511,324.77 

1896 1,345,969.64 . 1,868,855.14 3,523,166.95 

1897 1,533,258.35 1,812,441.49 3,347,027.80 

1898 1,239,677.82 1,725,750,65 3,182,009.69 

1899 1,452,010.29 2,246,222.83 3,973,706.18 

1900 1,384,058.26 2,190,124.52 1,324,811.71 

1901 1,893,149.17 2,235,187.74 1,342,082.00 

1902 1,611,925.16 2,195,873.69 1,841,386.81 

1903 2,141,663.74 2,236,760.49 "-2,838,840.21 

1904 2,220,121.08 2,139,893.28 *2,847,246.93 

1905 2,040,851.68 3,111,737.11 *2,961,858.46 

1906 2,114,225.96 3,348,817.27 2,027,152.31 

1907 2,390,371.55 3,730,040.58 2,248,809.69 

1908 2,386,753.77 3,867,754.48 3,246,980.19 



* The figures on Sanitary tax in 1903, 1904 and 1905 are the regular Sanitary 
and Sanitary Water Power and Development taxes combined. 

statement showing amount each taxing body within the city limits receives 
on every $100 of taxes levied. 

City $28.0860 

School 33.9606 



1912 communications, etc. December 0, 1909. 

State 6.5326 

County 10.5861 

Sanitary 8.8877 

Parks 11.3711 

"Miscellaneous 5754. 



$99.9995 



* The Miscellaneous item is composed of the following taxes : 
Ridge Avenue Park District. 
North Shore Park District. 
Fernwood Park District. 
Ridge Park District. 
Calumet Park District. 
Town Tax. 
Town Bond Tax. 
Platting Tax. 

PARKS, SQUARES AND TRIANGLES UNDER CONTROL OF SPECIAL PARK COMMISSION. 

Acreage. 

Adams Park — 75th place, 75th street and Dobson avenue 1% 

Aldine Square — Vincennes avenue, 37th place and alley north of 38th street \y 2 
Austin Park — Waller avenue, Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, Austin 

avenue and Lake street 4% 

Archer Avenue Triangle — Archer avenue, 20th street and Dearborn street . . % 
Amy L. Barnard Park — 105th street, between Longwood boulevard and 

Walden Parkway 1^ 

Blackstone Triangle — Lake avenue, Washington avenue and 49th street. .... 1/5 
Bickerdike Square — Ohio street. Bickerdike street, Ashland place and Armour 

street 1% 

Buena Circle — Buena avenue and Kenmore avenue % 

Belden Avenue Triangle — North Clark street, Sedgwick street and Belden 

avenue 1/5 

Congress Park — Van Buren street, Rockwell street, Harrison street and 

Washtenaw avenue % 

Colorado Avenue Triangle — Colorado avenue, Monroe street and Francisco 

avenue 1/5 

Douglas Monument Park — Woodland Park, Illinois Central Railroad and 35th 

street 3 

De Kalb Square — Lexington street, Hoyne avenue, Flournoy street and De 

Kalb street % 

East End Park — East End avenue, 51st street, 53rd street and Lake Michigan 10 
Eldred Park — North 54th avenue, Norwood Park avenue, 53rd avenue and 

Chicago & Northwestern Railroad 1 

Ellis Park — 36th street, 37th street, Langley avenue and Elmwood court .... 4 
Eugenie Street Triangle — North Clark street, LaSalle avenue and Eugenie 

street 1/5 

Fernwood Park — 95th street, 103rd street, Stewart avenue and Canal street. . 8 
Gross Park — Otto street, North Paulina street, School street and Ravens- 
wood avenue y 2 

Green Bay Park — North State street, Rush street and Bellevue place % 



December 6, 1909. communications, etc. 1913 

Acreage. 
Holden Park — Lake street, Indiana street, Central avenue and Park avenue . . 4 
Irving Park — Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, Irving Park boulevard, near 

42d avenue 35/100 

Jefferson Park — Winnemac avenue, North 42nd avenue, Argyle avenue and 

North 53rd avenue 5 

Kedzie Park — Kedzie avenue, between Palmer place and North avenue 2 

Kinzie Park — Kinzie street, between 52nd avenue and Willow avenue 1 14 

Lakewood Park — Greenwood avenue, 43rd street and Lake avenue 27/100 

Merrick Park — Pine avenue, Willow avenue, Indiana street and Kinzie street 6% 
Midway Park — The Midway, between Waller avenue and Austin avenue. ... 1% 
Montrose Avenue Triangle — Montrose avenue, Sheridan road and Evanston 

avenue 

Normal Park- — 67th street, 69th street, Lowe avenue, Chicago & Western 

Indiana Eailroad 2 1 / £ 

Seventy-second Street Park — Lowe avenue, Chicago & Western Indiana Rail- 
road, 71st and 73rd streets 3 

Norwood Park No. 1 — Hobart -avenue, Colfax place and Circle avenue 2y 2 

Norwood Park No. 2 — Crescent avenue, Ceylon avenue and Mulberry avenue 2/5 
Norwood Park No. 3 — Avondale avenue, Ceylon avenue, south of Chicago and 

Northwestern Railroad 1 

Norwood Park No. 4 — Norwood Park avenue, north of Chicago & Northwest- 
ern Railroad 1 % 

Oak Park — Oak street, Rush street and North State street 1/5 

Oakland Park — Lake avenue, 39th street and Illinois Central Railroad % 

Ogden Front Triangle — North Clark street, Wells street and Ogden front . . 2/5 
Patterson Park Triangle — Leavitt street, Boone street and L)e Kalb street. . % 
Rockwell Street Triangle — Rockwell street, Archer avenue and Campbell 

avenue 

Sayre Park — 69th avenue, West Belden avenue, 68th court and Humboldt 

avenue 3^ 

Schoenhofen Triangle and Comfort Station — Canal street, Canalport avenue 

18th street 

South Chicago Triangle (Drake Columbus Memorial Fountain) — Exchange 

avenue, South Chicago avenue and 92nd street 

Washington Square — North Clark street, Walton place, Dearborn avenue and 

Washington place 3 

Western Avenue Triangle — Grand avenue and Western avenue 1/5 

Total, 45. » 



MUNICIPAL PLAYGROUNDS UNDER CONTROL OF SPECIAL PARK COMMISSION. 

Area in Feet. 

Adanis — Seminary avenue, south of Center street 288x102 

Commercial Club — West Chicago avenue and Rice st., east of Lincoln st. — 

Main ground . 200x125 

Annex -. * 120x123 

Holden — Bonfield street and Sullivan court, between Lyman street and 

31st street 696x116 

Marshal Swenie — West Polk street, east of Halsted street 125x240 

Max Beutner— Wentworth avenue, LaSalle street and 33rd st.. 346x258 and 133x200 



1914 communications, etc. December 6, 1900. 

McCormick — Sawyer avenue and 28th street 275x125 

McLaren — West Polk street, west of Laflin street 185x175 

Moseley — 24th street and Wabash avenue 200x200 

Northwestern Elevated — Larrabee and Alaska street 90x350 

Orleans — Orleans street and Institute place 136x126 

Washington Playground — Grand avenue and Carpenter street 175x130 

Sampson — West 15th street, east of Loomis street 215x125 

Twenty-second Street — 22d street, west of Robey street 225x125 

Wrightwood Avenue — Perry street and Wrightwood avenue 454x461 

Total, 14. 

BATHING BEACHES UNDER CONTROL OF SPECIAL PARK COMMISSION. 

Walker Beach— 25th street and Lake Michigan. 

Seventy-ninth Street Beach — Lake Michigan and 79th street. 

UNIMPROVED PARK PROPERTY UNDER CONTROL OF SPECIAL PARK COMMISSION. 

Acreage. 
Crescent Park — Crescent road, Prescott avenue, Ormonde avenue and Grass- 
mere road 8 

Dauphin Park — 87th street, Illinois Central Railroad, 91st street and Dauphin 

avenue 5% 

Seventy-ninth Street Park — Lake Michigan and 79th street 3% 

Rutherford Park — Humboldt avenue, North 69th avenue and North 68th ave. 4 1/3 
Kosciusko Park — Kosciusko avenue, between Milwaukee avenue and North 

62nd avenue 1/3 

Norwood Park No. 5 — Hobart avenue, Myrtle avenue and Grant place 1% 

Rosalie Park — Rosalie court, south of 57th street 28/100 

Higgins Road Triangle — Milwaukee avenue and Higgins road. 

Triangle at West Belmont avenue, Elston avenue and California avenue. 

Parkway bounded at Byron avenue, Addison street, North Harding avenue, 

Waveland avenue and Avondale avenue. 
Parkway bounded at Avondale avenue, North Avers avenue and Addison 

street. 
Parkway bounded by North St. Louis avenue, North Homan avenue and 

West Kinzie street. 
Triangle at West 69th street, Vincennes avenue and Lafayette avenue. 
Triangle at Blue Island avenue, 16th street and Throop street. 
Parkway bounded by West 43d street, West 44th street and Canal street . . 
Tract fronting on Montgomery avenue, west of Rockwell street and north 

of West 42nd street. 

Total, 16. 

(STATEMENT SHOWING TOTAL EXPENDITURES SINCE 1900 ON PLAY GROUNDS NOW IN 
OPERATION BY THE SPECIAL PARK COMMISSION. 

Max Beutner — 33d and LaSalle streets $30,130 

Holden — 31st and Bonfield streets 25,227 

Moseley— 24th and Wabash 19,396 

McLaren — Polk and Laflin 17,973 

Adams — Seminary avenue and Center street 14,285 

Twenty-second Street — 22nd and Robey streets 8,872 



December 6, 1909. communications, etc. 1915 

Orleans — Orleans and Institute place 6,754 

Northwestern Elevated — Larrabee and Alaska streets 6,442 

Commercial Club — Chicago avenue and Rice street 16,293 

Marshal Swenie — Polk and Halsted streets 7,325 

Sampson — 15th and Loomis streets ' 9,396 

Wrightwood — Wrightwood and Perry street 14,604 

MeCprmick — Sawyer avenue and 28th street 8,950 

Washington — Grand avenue and Carpenter street (under construction), 

estimated 2,500 

For general maintenance and operation of all of above play grounds $42,769 

The above figures do not include the expenditures for 1909, which are estimated 
at $55,000 for all play grounds. 

STATEMENT AS TO OWNEESHIP AND LEASES ON SMALL PARKS AND PLAY GROUNDS UNDER 
CONTROL OF THE SPECIAL PARK COMMISSION. 

All parks, squares and triangles are owned by the city, according to the 
records of the City Real Estate Agent in the Comptroller's office. 
The following play grounds are owned by the city: 
Max Beutner — 33rd and LaSalle streets. 
Holden — 31st and Bonfield streets, three lots, 72 feet. 
Moseley — 24th street and Wabash avenue. 
McLaren — Polk and Laflin streets. 

Commercial Club — Chicago avenue, Lincoln street and Rice street. 
McCormick — 27th street and Sawyer avenue. 
The following playgrounds are occupied by lease: 

Adams — Seminary avenue and Center street. Owned by Geo. E. Adams; 
leased to March 15, 1911; city agrees to pay taxes and special assess- 
ments. 
Northwestern Elevated — Larrabee and Alaska streets. Owned by North- 
western Elevated Ry. Co.; leased free of cost to the city to May 
31, 1911. 
Sampson — 15th and Loomis streets. Owned by Sampson family; leased to 
April 15, 1911; city agrees to pay taxes on part of grounds and uses 
part free of charge. 
Wrightwood — Wrightwood avenue and Perry street. Owned by K. G. 

Schmidt estate; leased to May 1, 1915; city agrees to pay taxes. 
Twenty-second — 22nd and Robey streets. Owned by Jas. W. S. Peters; 

leased to Dec. 1, 1910; city agrees to pay general taxes. 
Orleans — Orleans street and Institute place. Owned by Northwestern 

Elevated Ry Co.; leased to May 31, 1911; free of cost. 
Washington — Grand avenue and Carpenter street. School property; free 

use given by Board of Education without lease. 
Marshal Swenie — Polk and Halsted streets. Owned by Wm. Kent; free 

use given until sold; no lease. 
Holden — Bonfield and 31st streets. Owned by University of Chicago; leased 
to January 1, 1911; city to pay taxes and assessments. 
Most of above leases have clauses requiring vacation on sixty or ninety days' 
notice, if property is sold. 

The total expense during year 1909 on account of the above-mentioned leases 
was $1,307.86. 



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STATEMENT SHOWING APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES OF SPECIAL PARK COMMIS- 



SIONERS FOR 1900 AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS. 



Total 
Year. Appropriation. 

1900 $ 11,500 

1901 10,000 

1902 15,000 

1903 20,000 

1904 20,000 

1905 23,300 

$1906 79,932 

1907 110,900 

1908 180,390 

1909 123,063 



Expenditure 

for 

Parks. 



$39,018 
61,628 
61,094 



Expenditure 

for 

Play Grounds. 

$11,500 

10,000 

15,000 

20,000 

20,000 

23,296 

29,170 

35,515 

65,445 



Expenditure 

for 

Bathing Beaches. 

t 

t 

t 

t 

t 

t 



58,971 
3,747 
3,639 



60,000 (Estimated) 55,000 (Estimated) 4,000 



* Under control of Department of Public Works. 
f Under control of Department of Health. 

$ Year parks and bathing beaches were transferred to control of Park Com- 
missioners. 



Expenditures on account of purchase 
Beaches since 1900 amount to $24,900. 



of Parks, Play Grounds and Bathing 



Aid. Snow moved to authorize the 
Mayor to appoint a special committee of 
five members of the City Council, in ac- 
cordance with the recommendation con- 
tained in the said communication; also 
to refer the said communication and at- 
tached papers to the said special com- 
mittee when appointed; and, further, to 
refer the subject-matter of the said com- 
munication, insofar as it deals with the 
finances of the city, to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCoid moved to authorize and 
direct the City Clerk to have the said 
communication and attached papers 
printed in separate pamphlet form to the 
number of five thousand copies. 

Aid. Snow moved to defer considera- 
tion of the said motion. 

The motion to defer prevailed. 

His Honor, the Mayor, thereupon ap- 
pointed the said special committee as fol- 
lows: Aid. Snow, Cullerton, Beilfuss, 
Clettenberg and Zimmer. 



A communication embodying a reso- 
lution passed by the Oak Park-Austin 
Transportation Club, requesting the co- 
operation of the City Council in an ef- 
fort to obtain more trains on the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway, and more 
cars on the lines of the Chicago Con- 
solidated Traction Company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk submitted a report of 
acceptances and bonds under ordinances 
filed in his office since the last preceding 
regular meeting of the Council, which 
was ordered printed in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

The said report reads as follows: 
City Clerk's Office,) 
Chicago, December 6, 1909. j 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the 



December 6, 1909. 



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provisions of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905, I hereby make report 
of acceptances and bonds filed in this 
office since your last preceding meeting: 

Calumet and South Chicago Ry. Co., 
acceptance ordinance November 29th, 
1909, railway in Vaughan avenue, filed 
December 6, 1909; 

Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass'n, accep- 
tance and bond, ordinance November 1st, 
1909, two switch tracks, filed November 
30, 1909; 

Globe Metal Co., acceptance and bond, 
ordinance November 8, 1909, switch 
track, filed December 1st, 1909. 
Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Francis D. Conneey, 
City Clerk. 
also, / 

A communication embodying resolu- 
tions passed by the SS. Peter and Paul 
Young Men's Association in reference to 
the so-called "First Ward Ball," which 
was, on motion of Aid. Coughlin, ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the White City 
Construction Company with reference to 
certain proposed fees for licenses for 
amusement parks. 

Aid. Dunn moved to postpone consid- 
eration of the said communication. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication from Albert H. Pe- 
terson, with reference to certain obstruc- 
tions of streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

ALSO, 

Claims of Louis Bomash and McCoy's 
Hotel for rebates of water taxes, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance, which was 



referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, South Division: 

an ordinance 

Vacating the north-and-south alley in the 
block bounded by Ewing avenue, Ave- 
nue J, 102d street and 103d street, and 
dedicating a certain strip of land to be 
used as a public alley. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
north-and-south fourteen-foot public al- 
ley lying east of and adjoining Lots thir- 
ty-six (36), thirty-five (35), thirty-four 
(34), thirty-three (33), thirty-two (32) 
and the north five ( 5 ) feet of Lot thir- 
ty-one (31) and west of and adjoining 
Lots one (1), two (2), three (3), four 
(4) and five (5) and the north five (5) 
feet of Lot six (6) in the Subdivision of 
the north four hundred and sixty-two 
(462) feet of Block six (6) of Iron 
Worker's Addition to South Chicago in 
Fractional Section eight (8), Township 
thirty-seven (37) North, Range fifteen 
(15) east of the Third Principal Merid- 
ian; said alley being further described 
as the north one hundred and forty-two 
( 142 ) feet of the north-and-south alley in 
the block bounded on the north by 102d 
street, on the east by Avenue J, on the 
south by 103d street and on the west by 
Ewing avenue, as colored in red and in- 
dicated by the words: "To be vacated" 
on the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
said alley is no longer needed for public 
use and the public interests will be sub- 
served by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Catholic Bishop of Chi- 
cago shall within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance, dedicate 
and open up for public use as an alley, 
the south twenty (20) feet of Lot six 
(6) in the aforesaid subdivision, as col- 



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December 6, 1909. 



ored in yellow and indicated by the 
words : "To be dedicated" on the afore- 
mentioned plat, and further shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance deposit with the City of Chi- 
cago a sum sufficient in the judgment of 
the Commissioner of Public Works to 
defray all cost and expense of construct- 
ing a sidewalk and curb across the en- 
trance to the alley herein vacated and 
paving and curbing return into the al- 
ley herein dedicated similar to the pav- 
ing and curbing and sidewalk in the ad- 
joining street in the same block. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof; provided, however, that 
said Catholic Bishop of Chicago shall 
within sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance file for record in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
County, a certified copy of this ordinance 
and a plat properly executed and ac- 
knowledged showing the vacation and 
dedication herein provided for; and 
provided, further, that in the event that 
said alley so vacated shall at any time 
in the future be used for any purpose 
other than a religious or educational 
purpose, then and in such event this or- 
dinance shall be null and void and for 
naught held. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by the City Collector, containing a list 
of organizations to whom special "bar 
permits" were issued (under the ordi- 
nance of June 11, 1906), since the last 
preceding regular meeting of the Coun- 
cil; which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented a communication 
submitted by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, as follows: 



Department of Public Works,") 
Chicago, December 6, 1909. f 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — Referring to the ordi- 
nance passed by your Honorable Body on 
November 29th, 1909, page 1879, Coun- 
cil Proceedings, authorizing the construc- 
tion of a pontoon bridge across the South 
Branch of the Chicago River at Madi- 
son street, to be used pending the repair 
of the bridge at said street, I beg to 
state that I am advised by the City En- 
gineer as follows: 

"* * * After a careful examina- 
tion of the conditions on the ground 
I find that the construction of a pon- 
toon bridge at this point is impracti- 
cable. In the first place, the river cur- 
rent at this point is very swift, and 
in the second place, it will be neces- 
sary to place one pontoon bridge in 
each draw, which would narrow up the 
draws to a great extent and increase 
the likelihood of passing vessels col- 
liding with the superstructure of the 
bridge. Until the repairs of the bridge 
are completed and the bridge is put 
in commission the superstructure will 
be resting on blocking, and a collision 
between the bridge and a passing ves- 
sel would be a very serious matter, and 
for that reason I consider it extremely 
inadvisable to place any obstruction in 
the draws. * * *" 
During the repair of the bridge at this 
point the traffic could be taken care of 
by hiring a boat of a seating capacity of 
from 50 to 100 persons, and constructing 
necessary landings on each side of the 
river. To defray this expense the sum 
of $2,500.00 could be diverted from the 
sum of $5,000.00 appropriated for the 
construction of the pontoon bridge, and 
the building of the necessary landings, 
and such other incidentals as may be 
necessary therewith. A boat of the kind 
referred to could be rented for the sum 
of $25.00 per day. 

I would, therefore, ask your Honorable 



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Body that the Commissioner of Public 
Works be authorized to let a contract 
without advertising for the procuring of 
a boat or boats at a cost not to exceed 
$25.00 per day for each boat. Also that 
he be empowered to construct suitable 
landing places in connection therewith. 

I enclose suitable draft of ordinance 
prepared by the Law Department and 
respectfully ask its passage. 
Very truly yours, 

(Signed) John J. Hanberg, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
immediate consideration of the ordinance 
submitted with the said communication. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard* 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Egan, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Zimmer, 
Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, 
Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, 
Brennan, Bowler, Powers, Finn, Stewart, 
Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Brit- 
ten, Hey, Krumholz, Dunn, Reinberg, 
Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, 
Golombiewski, Mueller, Mclnerney, Rob- 
erts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 64. 

Nays — Evans, Thomson — 2. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby author- 
ized and empowered to enter into a con- 
tract, without advertising, for the rental 
of one or more boats to be used as a fer- 
ry or ferries across the Chicago River 
at or near Madison street pending the 
repair of the bridge at said street. 



Section 2. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to construct suit- 
able landings on each side of the river at 
or near Madison street at which ferry 
boats may safely land passengers; and 
to purchase such material as may be 
necessary, and to employ such labor as 
may be necessary, in order to construct 
such landings. 

Section 3. There is hereby appro- 
priated from miscellaneous receipts for 
the year 1909 the sum of $2,500, or such 
portion thereof as may be necessary, to 
be expended in renting a boat or boats 
and constructing the landings hereinbe- 
fore in this ordinance referred to. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



INSPECTOR OF GAS METERS AND 
GAS. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by the Inspector of Gas Meters and Gas, 
as follows: 

Bureau of Gas Inspection, ] 
Chicago, December 4, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Attached please find a 
tabular summary of results of tests upon 
city gas for the month of November. 

The tests show that all the require- 
ments of i,he ordinances have been fully 
met, as far as could be determined by 
the tests carried out at the City Hall 
station. 

The ventilation of the laboratory be- 
came so poor during the latter part of 
the month that a satisfactory standard- 
ization of the pentane lamp used in daily 
tests could not be made, as required by 
ordinance. Plans are being made to in- 
stall a separate pure air supply for the 
laboratory which is expected to remedy 
this serious defect. The effect of poor 
ventilation is far more serious when us- 



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December 6, 1909. 



ing candles to standardize the pentane 
lamp or to test illuminating gas, than 
when using the pentane lamp to test gas. 
Tests of our lamp on two previous 
months showed it to be practically con- 
stant at ten candles. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. B. Burke, 

Gas Inspector. 

Aid. Foreman moved to place the said 
report on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The Clerk presented requests submitted 
by the Board of Education as follows: 
Request to concur in dedication of part 
of school property adjoining the Poe 
School premises for the purpose of open- 
ing up a street; also to vacate alley 
adjoining the said school premises and 
to acquire additional ground for the said 
school; also a request to rescind its 
former action in reference to vacating 
an east-and-west public alley in Block 
6 of Lambert Tree's Subdivision in the 
W. y 2 , N. W. }i, Section 14-39-13, in 
connection with the proposed Delano 
School site; and a further request for 
the vacation of the entire east-and-west 
alley in said Block 6; also a request 
to rescind action concurring in the re- 
quest of the said Board for an appro- 
priation of five hundred thousand dollars 
for a commercial high school ; which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Clerk presented lists, submitted by 
the Board of Local Improvements, of as- 
sessment rolls filed respectively in the 
County and Superior Courts December 2, 
1909, for final hearing December 18, 1909, 
which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES 
TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Chi- 
cago Commission on City Expenditures 
in re petty cash fund, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue warrant on the City Treasurer 
for the sum of $200.00, for the purpose 
of providing a petty cash fund for the 
prompt administration of the affairs 
of the Chicago Commission on City Ex- 
penditures, said fund to be reimbursed 
by the rendering of regularly approved 
vouchers against the appropriation for 
that commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communications from Chief 
Inspector of Steam Boilers and Steam 
Plants, General Superintendent of Po- 
lice, Superintendent of House of Correc- 
tion, Chairman Special Park Commis- 
sion and Commissioner of Public Works 
in re transfers of funds, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



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port and recommend the passage of the 

following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 

and he is hereby authorized and directed 

to make the following transfers in appro- 
priations for the year 1909, in accordance 

with the several requests of the heads 

of departments attached hereto: 

Department of Inspection of Steam Boil- 
ers and Steam Plants — 

From Fund 28 Al, 
Salaries $ 50.00 

To Fund 28A, Salaries $ 50.00 

Police Department — 

From Fund 18G, Pa- 
trolmen's Salaries . 4,000.00 

To Fund 18W, Other 
Expense, police tele- 
graph operation . . . 4,000.00 

House of Correction — - 

From Fund .H, Furni- 
ture, Bedding and 
Clothing 4,000.00 

From Fund J, Repairs 

and Renewals 3,300.00 

To Fund A, Salaries . 7,300.00 

Special Park Commission — 

From Fund 38A, Sal- 
aries and Wages, 
Parks 1,000.00 

From Fund 38B1, 

Trees and Shrubs . . 300.00 

From Fund 39A, Sal- 
aries and Wages, 
Play Grounds 2,700.00 

To Fund 38B2, Park 
Supplies and Im- 
provements 3,500.00 

To Fund 39B1, Play 
Ground Improve- 
ments 500.00 

Department of Public Works (Water) — 

From Fund 42Ext.47, 
Private Work by De- 
posit 7,000.00 

From Fund 42YY, 
Damage Account 
Burst Mains 5,000.00 

From Fund 42TT6, 



Special Castings . . 3,000.00 

From Fund 42TT7 

Lumber 2,000.00 

From Fund 42ZZ18, 
Water Waste Sur- 
vey 3,000.00 

To Account 42TT2, 

Labor 10,000.00 

To Account 42Ext.4, 
Labor 10,000.00 

From Account 42UU1, 

Meter Repair Mer- . 

chandise 4,000.00 

To Account 42H, Me- 
ter Repairs, Salaries 4,000.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of B. & O. Railroad 
Co. for installing switch track (re-re- 
ferred November 8, 1909), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of the B. & O. R. R. Co. in the 
sum of one hundred two and sixty-six 
one-hundredths ($102.66) dollars, being 
the amount expended by the B. & O. R. 
R. Co. for installing switch track at 73d 
and Stony Island Avenue Pumping Sta- 
tion, in addition to the original estimate 
of cost furnished the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from the Water 
Fund. 

This action is taken in accordance with 



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December 6, 1909. 



the opinion of the Corporation Counsel, 
dated April 1st, 1909, attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred petitions of Louise S. Dewey 
(referred December 14, 1908, and January 
11, 1909) for damage to property on ac- 
count of track elevation, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accor- 
dance with his recommendation of De- 
cember 6, 1909, to allow a judgment to 
be taken, against the city in favor of 
Louise S and A. B. Dewey in the sum of 
thirty-two hundred and fifty ($3,250.00) 
dollars, same to be in full for all claims 
for damage to all property owned by 
them in the City of Chicago on account 
of the elevation of the Chicago and North 
Western Railway tracks on the Galena 
Division under the ordinances dated Jan- 
uary 29th, 1908, as amended on March 
30, 1908, and again amended June 8, 
1908. Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 



was referred communication from the 
Corporation Counsel in re settlement of 
claims against the Chicago Railways 
Company for damage to hose carts and 
fire apparatus, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized, in ac- 
cordance with his recommendation of No- 
vember 27th, 1909, attached hereto, to 
settle the following claims against the 
Chicago Railways Co. upon payment by 
the said Railways Company to the city 
.of the sum of nine hundred ($900.00) 
dollars, and the Comptroller is ordered to 
accept the said sum in payment of the 
warrants for collection named: 

Warrant 20749 $914.52 

Warrant 20753 40.50 

Warrant 20755 22.31 

Warrant 20757 367.99 



Total $1,345.32 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works in re ex- 
tras on Hyde Park Police Station, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage .of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation of November 30th, 1909, at- 
tached hereto, to allow extras on the con- 



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tract of Henry Grilsdorff & Sons for chang- 
es in the Hyde Park Police Station at 
5332 Lake avenue in the sum of four 
hundred ninety- two ($492.00) dollars, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the appropriations for the 
Police Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Mrs. Mary Lind- 
strum for repairs to service pipe (re- 
ferred October 4th, 1909), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of Mrs. Mary Lindstrum in the 
sum of fifteen ($15.00) dollars, same to 
be in full for all claims for repairs to 
service pipe supplying residence at 5424 
Wentworth avenue, which pipe was dam- 
aged by building of fire hydrant basin 
over it, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from the Water Fund. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

A report as follows: 

Chicago, December 6, 1909, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 

was referred communication from Com- 



missioner of Public Works in re author- 
ity to P. F. W. & C. Ry. and Pennsyl- 
vania Company to maintain and operate 
railroad tracks on city property near 
95th street and Erie avenue (draft of 
ordinance attached ) , having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that the same be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Local Indus- 
tries. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom had 
been referred claims of F. H. Peterson 
for repairing water pipe (referred Sep- 
tember 8, 1909), Stafford F. Thomas for 
wages (referred October 18, 1909), and 
Edwin R. Shoenberger for refund of vehi- 
cle license (referred November 8, 1909), 
submitted a report recommending that 
the said claims be placed on file. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the said 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion, to whom was referred (November 
29, 1909, page 1877) an order directing 
the Superintendent of Police to require 
all omnibuses which now receive and dis- 
charge passengers on Adams street near 
Canal street to receive and discharge pas- 
sengers on Canal street north of Adams 
street, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 



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December 6. 1909. 



mend that the same be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Very respectfully, 
(Signed) Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom had 
been referred (November 29, 1909, page 
1827) a resolution adopted by the Oak 
Park-Austin Transportation Club urging 
His Honor, the Mayor, to sign a certain 
ordinance passed by the City Council, 
November 22, 1909, submitted a report 
recommending that the said resolution 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, who 
were directed by an order passed by your 
Honorable Body to revise a certain ordi- 
nance passed March 22, 1909, creating 
the position of City Forester and pre- 
scribing his duties, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ordi- 
nance herewith submitted: 
an ordinance 
Amending Section 11 of an ordinance 

creating the office of City Forester 

and defining his duties as amended. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 11 of an or- 



dinance passed by the City Council on 
March 22, 1909, establishing the office 
of City Forester and defining his duties 
be, and the same is hereby, amended by 
adding thereto the following language: 
"When any tree or shrub has been 
damaged or killed by leaking gas or 
from any other cause and a fine has 
been recovered therefor under this 
ordinance, or where the amount of 
such damage has been ascertained and 
the settlement of such claim has been 
authorized, such fine or the amount 
so paid in settlement, or the neces- 
sary part thereof when transferred 
to the City Comptroller, may in the 
discretion of the Special Park Com- 
mission be used for the purpose of de- 
fraying all necessary expenses incurred 
in and by the removal of such tree or 
shrub and in the replacing of the same 
by a living tree or shrub; provided, 
that the City Council from year to 
year shall appropriate according to law 
an amount equal to the fines collected 
and amounts paid in satisfaction of 
damages to trees or shrubs as afore- 
said for such purpose." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 22, 1909, page 
1795) an ordinance amending Section 
4 of an ordinance relating to the con- 
struction and inspection of cooling 
plants, ice making houses, etc.. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



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December 16, 1907, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the said ordinance 
do pass: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 4, of an ordinance re- 
lating to the construction and inspec- 
tion of cooling plants, ice making 
houses, etc., passed by the City Coun- 
cil, December 16, 1907. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 4 of an or- 
dinance relating to the construction and 
inspection of cooling plants, ice making 
houses, etc., passed by the City Council, 
December 16, 1907, be and the same is 
hereby amended by adding thereto three 
new sections which shall be hereafter 
known as Section 4a, Section 4b and 
Section 4c and which shall read as fol- 
lows: 

Section 4a. After January 1st, 1910, 
no new plants or any reconstruction 
of old plants for refrigeration or cool- 
ing purposes, shall be installed or 
erected or maintained in the City of 
Chicago until the plans and the speci- 
fications have been filed in the office of 
the Department for the Inspection of 
Steam Boilers and Steam Plants and 
approved by "the Chief Inspector. Such 
plans shall show the amount of 
work to be done. Such plans 
and specifications shall also show 
that the room or apartment is 
provided with proper doors and proper 
means of exit, and air shafts, fans or 
other means of ventilation, to pro- 
vide for the removal and escape of 
poisonous gas and a sufficient change 
of air to keep the rooms at a tem- 
• perature not to exceed ninety degrees 
Fahrenheit. 

Upon the approval of said plans, a 
duplicate set of which shall be left 
on file in the office of the Chief In- 
spector, and payment of fees, as here- 
inafter provided, said Chief Inspector 



shall issue a permit for the installa- 
tion of said plant. 

It shall be the duty of the Chief 
Inspector to examine in detail all 
plans and specifications submitted to 
the department. 

Section 4b. The fees for the inspec- 
tion of cooling plants under this or- 
dinance, after January 1st, 1910, shall 
be as follows: 

Class A, including compressors or 
generators of over 50 tons capacity, 
$10.00 each. 

Class B, including compressors or 
generators of less than 50 tons ca- 
pacity, $5.00 each. 

Class C, the fee for a permit for 
a new cooling plant or for additions to 
an old plant shall be $5.00 for each 
unit installed. 

All fees provided for in this ordi- 
nance shall be paid to the City Col- 
lector. 

Section 4c. When an inspection of 
a cooling plant has been made and the 
same shall be approved by the Chief 
Inspector of Steam Boilers, he shall 
make and deliver to the person for 
whom the inspection was made, upon 
the payment of fees hereinafter men- 
tioned, a certificate of such inspec- 
tion, which shall contain the date of 
inspection, together with a general 
description, for what purpose used, 
the pounds pressure which may be 
safely used, which certificate shall be 
framed and put in a conspicuous place 
in the compressor or generator room. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 



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December 6, 1909. 



Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 22, 1909, page 
1790) ordinances amending Sections 
803, 830, 1847 and 1848 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, and 
ordinances amending Chapter 3 (adding 
Section 12a), Chapter 33 (adding Sec- 
tion 1316a) and Chapter 49 (adding Sec- 
tion 1734a), of the said Code, author- 
izing the City Electrician, the Fire Mar- 
shal, the Commissioner of Public Works, 
the City Clerk, the Board of Inspectors 
of the House of Correction, and the 
General Superintendent of Police to 
award and execute contracts for neces- 
sary materials and supplies, etc., ex- 
ceeding in cost the sum of $500.00, 
and prescribing the conditions under 
which such contracts shall be let, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the said 
ordinances do pass: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Chapter III of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Chapter III of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
by inserting . the following section as 
Section 12a. 

12a. Contracts.) The City Clerk 
shall have the power to award and 
execute contracts for printing and bind- 
ing the proceedings of the City Council 
and for all such license forms, metal 
plates and badges as shall be necessary 
for the issuance of licenses; provided, 
that all such contracts shall be let to 
the lowest responsible bidder after ad- 
vertising in the same manner as is 
provided for the letting of contracts 



for materials or supplies by the De- 
partment of Public Works. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



an ordinance 
Amending Section 803 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

•Section 1. That Section 803 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows: 

803. Powers — Co-operation with Fire 
Marshal and Superintendent of Police 
— Subordinate Officers — Contracts.) He 
shall have the management of the fire 
alarm telegraph and police telephone 
systems, of municipal lighting, of the 
inspection of all electric wiring with- 
in the city, both inside of buildings 
and above, beneath and upon the sur- 
face of the streets, and of all electrical 
matters in which the city is interested, 
and shall appoint, in accordance with 
law. all subordinate officers and assist- 
ants in his department. 

Provided that the Fire Marshal shall 
have control of all fire alarm opera- 
tors, and all matters pertaining to 
the actual operation of the fire alarm 
telegraph and the location of call 
boxes. 

All those operators, including the 
present Chief of Construction of the 
fire alarm telegraph, who at present 
are or who may hereafter be members 
of the fire department, shall be de- 
tailed for duty by the Fire Marshal to 
the City Electrician, and this Article 
shall in no way be construed as sepa- 
rating them from said fire department. 
And, provided also, that in all mat- 
ters pertaining to the operation of the 
electrical service of the police depart- 
ment, the said City Electrician shall 



December 



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1927 



consult with the Superintendent of 
Police, and in case of a disagreement 
in any of said matters between said 
City Electrician and said Superin- 
tendent of Police, the Mayor is hereby 
given the power to decide such matters 
of difference. 

All subordinate officers, assistants, 
clerks and employes in said depart- 
ment shall be subject to such rules and 
v regulations as shall be prescribed from 
time to time by said City Electrician. 
Said City Electrician shall also have 
power to award and execute contracts 
for such materials and supplies as shall 
be necessary in the administration of 
the affairs of his department in cases 
wherein the cost of such materials or 
supplies shall exceed the sum of 
$500.00; provided, that all such con- 
tracts shall be let to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder, after advertising, in 
the same manner as is provided for the 
letting of similar contracts by the De- 
partment of Public Works; and, pro- 
vided, further, that . no such contract 
for materials or supplies shall be let 
for a period extending beyond the end 
of the current fiscal year. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 830 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section .1. That Section 830 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905 be and the same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows : 

830. Control of Department— Con- 
tracts.) The Fire Marshal shall have 
sole and absolute control and command 
over all persons connected with the 
fire department of the city, and shall 
possess full power and authority over 



its organization, government and dis- 
cipline, and, to that end, he may pre- 
scribe and establish, from time to 
time, such rules and regulations as 
he may deem advisable. 

He shall also have the power to 
award and execute contracts for such 
materials and supplies as shall be 
necessary in the administration of 
the affairs of his department in cases 
wherein the cost of such materials or 
supplies shall exceed the sum' of 
$500.00; provided, that all such con- 
tracts shall be let to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder, after advertising, in 
the same manner as is provided for the 
letting of similar contracts by the De- 
partment of Public Works; and pro- 
vided, further, that no such contract 
for materials or supplies shall be let 
for a period extending beyond the end 
of the current fiscal year. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Chapter XXXIII of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Chapter XXXIII of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 
of 1905 be and the same is hereby 
amended by inserting the following sec- 
tion as Section 1316a. 

1316a. Contracts.) The Board of 
Inspectors shall have power to award 
.and execute contracts for the ordi- 
nary and necessary expenses and re- 
pairs of the institution, provided that 
in all cases wherein the amount of 
such contracts shall exceed the sum of 
$500.00 the same shall be let to the 
lowest responsible bidder, after ad- 
vertising, in the same manner as is 
provided for the letting of similar 



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December 0, 1909. 



contracts by the Department of Pub- 
lie Works. No contracts shall be let 
for a period extending beyond the end 
of the current fiscal year. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Chapter XLIX, Article 1, of 

the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 

of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago; 

Section 1. That Chapter XLIX, Ar- 
ticle 1, of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905 be and the same is 
hereby amended by inserting the follow- 
ing section as Section 1734a. 

1734a. Contracts for Materials and 
Supplies.) The General Superintendent 
shall have power to award and 
execute contracts for such materials 
and supplies as shall be necessary in 
the administration of the affairs of 
his department in cases wherein the 
cost of such materials or supplies shall 
exceed the sum of $500.00; provided, 
that all such contracts shall be let 
to the lowest responsible bidder, after 
advertising, in the same manner as is 
provided for the letting of similar con- 
tracts by the Department of Public 
Works; and provided, further, that 
no such contract for materials or sup- 
plies shall be let for a period extend- 
ing beyond the end of the current fiscal 
year. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1847 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1847 of the 



Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

1847. Contracts— How Made.) All 
contracts for the making of any public 
improvement or for any other work, 
and for all materials or supplies, when 
the expense thereof shall exceed the 
sum of $500.00, shall be let to the low- 
est responsible bidder, after advertising 
the same for at least ten consecutive 
business days, except as may be other- 
wise provided by law, and shall be ap- 
proved by the Maj'or ; but any such 
contract may be entered into by the 
said Commissioner without advertising 
for bids, and without such approval, 
by a vote of two-thirds of all the Al- 
dermen elected. No contract shall be 
made for any work or supplies relating 
to any of the matters within the cog- 
nizance of the Department of Public 
Works unless such work or supplies 
shall have been authorized by the City 
Council. No contract for materials or 
supplies shall be let for a period ex- 
tending beyond the end of the current 
fiscal year; but in cases where the said 
Commissioner shall deem it necessary 
for the administration of the said De- 
partment of Public Works, the right 
or option may be reserved to the City 
of Chicago in any such contract to ex- 
tend the operation of the same for a 
further period of not to exceed ninety 
(90) days, such right or option to be 
exercised by the City Council. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1848 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago'. 

Section 1. That Section 1848 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 






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1929 



1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

1848. Contracts — Bids for.) In all 
cases, the bids for doing any work, 
or making any public improvement 
or for furnishing any materials or sup- 
plies, shall be sealed bids, directed to 
said department, and shall be accom- 
panied by a deposit, the amount of 
which shall be fixed by said Commis- 
sioner, and named in said advertise- 
ment, and which shall not exceed five 
per cent of the estimated cost of the 
improvement or work to be done, or 
of the materials or supplies to be 
furnished, or be less than the sum of 
$100. Such deposit shall be in money, 
or a certified check upon some Chicago 
bank in good standing, payable to the 
order of said Commissioner, and shall 
be forfeited to the City in the event 
that the bidder shall neglect or refuse 
to enter into a contract, and give bond 
as hereinafter required, to execute the 
work or furnish the materials or sup- 
plies for the price mentioned in his 
bid, and according to the plans and 
specifications, in case the contract shall 
be awarded to him. Such bids shall 
be opened at the hour and place men- 
tioned in such notice; and should such 
bid or bids be rejected, or should it be- 
come necessary for any other reason 
to re-advertise for proposals, such sub- 
sequent advertisement may be, at the 
discretion of said Commissioner, for 
three instead of ten consecutive busi- 
ness days as required in the first in- 
stance. Said Commissioner may in 
such advertisement reserve the right to 
reject any and all bids. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 



lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 29, 1909, page 
1878) an ordinance amending Chapter 
45 (adding Section 1558a) of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
authorizing the Chairman of the Special 
Park Commission to award and execute 
contracts for necessary materials and 
supplies, etc., exceeding in cost the sum 
of five hundred dollars, and prescribing 
the conditions under which such con- 
tracts shall be let, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying substitute ordinance: 

an ordinance 
Amending Article 1 of Chapter XLV of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 
of 1905, as subsequently amended. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Article I of Chapter 
XLV of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, as subsequently 
amended, be and the same is hereby 
amended by inserting the following sec- 
tion as "Section 1558a:" 

1558a. Contracts.) The chairman 
of said Special Park Commission shall 
have power, with the approval of the 
Commission, to award and execute con- 
tracts for such work, materials and 
supplies as shall be necessary in con- 
nection with the improvement, main- 
tenance and management of all 
parks, public playgrounds and bathing^ 
beaches under the control of said Com- 
mission, in cases wherein the cost of 
such work, materials or supplies shall 
exceed the sum of five hundred 
($500.00) dollars; provided, that all 
such contracts shall be let to the low- 
est responsible bidder, after advertis- 



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December 0, 1909, 



ing, in the same manner as is provided 
for the letting of similar contracts by 
the Department of Public Works; and 
provided, further, that no such con- 
tract for work, materials or supplies 
shall be let for a period extending be- 
yond the end of the current fiscal 
year. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

■ Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted tbe fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 29, 1909, page 
1878) an ordinance amending Section 22 
of the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905, taking from the City Comp- 
troller authority to compromise claims 
in which the City is interested, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the said 
ordinance do pass: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 22 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 22 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
.1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

Section 22. Audit Claims.) He shall 
revise and audit all accounts in which 
the City is concerned, either as debtor 
or creditor. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 



full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 29, 1909, page 
1855) a report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance concerning the claims of Paschen 
Brothers, the Empire Construction Com- 
pany and Edward H. Duffy for extra 
work done on contracts without previous 
authorization by the City Council for 
such extra work, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ordi- 
nance herewith submitted, amending Sec- 
tion 1845 of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905, authorizing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to order extra 
work under contracts under certain cir- 
cumstances : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1845 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1845 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905 be and the same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows: 

1845. Contract— Extra Work.) Where 
work of any kind is done or is being 
done for the City under contract, no 
payment shall be made on such con- 
tract for any work not specified there- 
in excepting as hereinafter provided, 
and no money shall be paid beyond the 
prices specified in such contract for 
any work, labor or material necessary 



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1931 



for or used in completing the work 
provided for by such contract. 

In any case where work is done un- 
der contract with the City under the 
supervision of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and it shall be the 
opinion of the said Commissioner that 
in order properly to complete such 
work, extra work not provided for in 
such contract will have to be done, or 
additional expenditures not provided 
for in such contract will have to be 
made, said Commissioner shall submit 
a report in writing to the City Council 
setting forth fully what extra work is 
desired, the necessity therefor and the 
amount of money necessary to be ex- 
pended in and about such extra work. 

No extra Avork upon the undertaking 
or improvement authorized in such con- 
tract shall be ordered or authorized 
to be done by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, or by any officer or agent 
of the City which will involve the ex- 
penditure of any money over and above 
the amount specified and fixed as the 
contract price in and by such con- 
tract, unless the express authority of 
the City Council be first procured for 
such extra work and for the expendi- 
ture of the amount to be paid therefor ; 
provided, that in the event of an emer- 
gency or the happening of any accident 
in the performance of the contract, the 
Commissioner of Public Works may 
himself order such extra ivork as shall 
be necessary to protect the City from 
damages or expense which would ac- 
crue if such extra work were not per- 
formed immediately, and in such case 
the Commissioner shall submit a re- 
port in loriting, setting forth fully the 
nature of the emergency or accident, 
the extra work performed or to be per- 
formed and the amount of money neces- 
sary to be expended in and about the 
same at the next meeting of the City 
Council held after the ordering of such 
extra work. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 



full force and effect from and after its 
passage. Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 29, 1909, page 
1879) an ordinance amending Section 
1876 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, to give the City Engi- 
neer control of the operation of bridges 
and viaducts, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the said ordinance do pass : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1876 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 

subsequently amended. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1876 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is amended so as to read as 
follows : 

1876. City Engineer— Supervision of 
Work.) He shall have charge of all 
improvements, the construction, re- 
pairing and operation of all bridges 
and viaducts, and the construction and 
repair of other work in the river and 
harbor, and the construction, main- 
tenance and operation of all city water- 
works, including the laying of all 
mains and supply water pipes. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 



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December G, 1909. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 29, 1909, page 
1879) an ordinance amending Sections 
1888 and 1889a of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, concerning the 
approval of plats, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the said 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Sections 1888 and 1889a of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 
of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections 1888 and 
1889a of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905 be and the same are 
hereby amended so as to read as follows: 
1888. Duties— Plats.) He shall be 
ex-officio examiner of subdivisions, and 
it shall be his duty to examine any 
map, plat or subdivision of any block, 
lot, sub-lot or part thereof, or any 
piece or parcel of land, situated with- 
in the City of Chicago, presented or 
submitted to him for approval, and if 
he approve of the same, he shall so 
certify. 

1889a. Vacation of Public Streets 
or Alleys — Must Notify Aldermen.) 
He shall make a copy of all instru- 
ments filed for record in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, purporting to vacate any pub- 
lic street, alley, park or public ground 
in the city, and shall furnish a copy 
of the same, together with a plat show- 
ing the location of such purported va- 
cation, to each of the Aldermen in the 
ward in which said property is located. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm, J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 29, 1909, page 
1879) an ordinance amending Section 
1895 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905 (adding Section 1895a) 
to authorize the Commissioner of Public 
Works to revoke licenses of house-movers 
under certain circumstances, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the said or- 
dinance do pass: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1895 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 1895 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
by adding thereto a section which shall 
be known and designated as Section 
1895A and which shall read as follows: 
"Section 1895a. Any license granted 
under this Article may be revoked by 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
whenever it shall appear to his sat- 
isfaction that the person so licensed 
shall have violated any of the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, or of any 
ordinance of the City now in force or 
which may hereafter be passed relat- 
ing to house-movers or to the moving 
of houses within the City." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 



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1933 



full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 29, 1909, page 
1879) an ordinance amending Section 
1991 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, concerning flagmen at 
railroad crossings, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the said ordinance 
do pass : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1991 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
subsequently amended. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1991 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is hereby amended so as to read 
as follows: 

1991. Flagmen at Crossings.) Every 
person or corporation owning or oper- 
ating a steam railway whose track or 
tracks cross or intersect at the street 
level any street car track or tracks, 
or any street or highway within the 
City of Chicago, shall, in addition to 
the flagmen now stationed, kept and 
maintained at such crossings or street 
intersections, station, keep and main- 
tain flagmen whose duty it shall be 
to signal all persons of the approach 
of any engine or car or train of cars, 
and to warn them of any existing or 
impending danger, at such other cross- 



ings and at such hours as the City 
Council may from time to time pre- 
scribe. 

Nothing herein contained shall be 
construed as to relieve or release any 
such person or corporation from sta- 
tioning, keeping and maintaining flag- 
men at all crossings where such flag- 
men are at the time of the passage 
of this ordinance stationed, kept and 
maintained. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 22, 1909, page 
1795) an ordinance amending Section 
2206 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, concerning the duties 
of the Chief Inspector of Steam Boilers 
and Steam Plants, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the said ordinance 
do pass: 

an ordinance 
Amending Section 2206 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2206 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be amended so as to read as fol- 
lows: 

2206. Qualifications.) The person so 
appointed shall be well qualified from 
practical experience in the design or 
construction and operation of boilers, 



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generators and superheaters, 'and their 
appurtenances, used for generating 
steam for power, steaming or heat- 
ing purposes, to enable him to judge 
of their safety for use as such, and 
shall be well qualified from practical 
experience in the design or construc- 
tion and operation of all manufactur- 
ing houses, ice making houses, cooling 
plants, refrigerators, packing houses, 
cold storage houses, chill rooms, free- 
zers or any other factory or place 
wherein the piping, machinery or ap- 
paratus is under pressure, including 
boilers, tanks, jackets, kettles, genera- 
tors, reservoirs and pipes used therein, 
and the apparatus connected therewith 
and the extensions thereunto, to enable 
him to judge of their safety for use 
as such. No person employed in the 
department created by this Chapter 
shall be directly or indirectly interested 
in the manufacture, ownership or 
agency of steam boilers or other ap- 
paratus or appliances used in the gen- 
eration or use of steam, or of manu- 
facturing houses, ice making houses, 
cooling plants, refrigerators, packing 
houses, cold storage houses, chill 
rooms, freezers or any other factory 
or place wherein the piping, machinery 
or apparatus is under pressure, in- 
cluding boilers, tanks, jackets, kettles, 
generators, reservoirs and pipes used 
therein, and the apparatus connected 
therewith and the extensions thereunto, 
which are to be inspected. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 



Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 29, 1909, page 
1880) an ordinance amending Sections 
2212 and 2218 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, as amended, 
concerning the inspection of tanks used 
in the operation of elevators, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the said ordi- 
nance do pass: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Sections 2212 and 2218 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section k That Section 2212 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "apparatus" appearing 
in the fourteenth line of said section, as 
published on page 166 of the Supplement 
to said Code, the words "except as here- 
inafter provided." 

Section 2. That Section 2218 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is hereby amended by insert- 
ing after the word "to" and before the 
word "boilers" appearing in the seventh 
line of said section, as the same appears 
on page 170 of said Supplement, the 
words, "elevator tanks, except as herein-" 
after provided and to," and by adding to 
said section, as amended, the following 
language : 

All water tanks and all combination 
water and air tanks used for the oper- 
ation of elevators shall be internally 
inspected once every three years, and 
shall be externally inspected once 
each year during the intervening years. 
The thickness of the shell -of all ele- 
vator tanks hereafter installed shall be 
computed by using a factor of safety 



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of five, and in computing the safe 
working pressure of all elevator tanks 
now in use the factor of safety shall 
not be less than three and one-half, 
and no such elevator tank now in use 
where the factor of safety is three 
and one-half or more shall be con- 
demned or have its working pressure 
reduced unless it can be shown that 
such tank through any cause has be- 
come unsafe. 

Any elevator tank having been in use 
twelve years or more, which is in such 
condition that in the opinion of the 
inspector the same should be drilled, 
in order that the exact thickness and 
condition may be ascertained, shall be 
reported to the Chief Inspector of 
Steam Boilers, who shall serve the 
owner or agent with a written notice 
to show reasons to the Chief Inspector 
within five days why such elevator 
•tank should not be drilled. 

If, after the owner or agent has been 
heard, of at the end of five days, the 
Chief Inspector deems it necessary that 
the tank should be drilled, then the 
tank may be drilled at such point as 
the inspecting officer may direct, and 
the thickness of said material shall be 
determined thereafter at such annual 
inspection as the inspecting officer 
may deem necessary and the operating 
pressure shall be governed by such 
ascertained thickness and the gen 7 
eral condition of the tank. The drill- 
ing and plugging of said holes shall be 
done at the expense of the owner. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Eespectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Acting Chairman. 



LICENSE. 

The Committee on License submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 



tion of Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, December 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (June 28, 1909, page 881) 
an ordinance amending Section 3 of an 
ordinance relating to the licensing of 
vehicles ("Wheel Tax"), as amended, to 
include motor-cycles and motor-tricycles, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the said ordinance in the 
amended form herewith submitted: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 3 of an ordinance re- 
lating to the licensing of vehicles, as 
amended. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 3 of an ordi- 
nance passed by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago on February 3, 1908, as 
amended April 26, 1909, be and the same 
is hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows: 

"Section 3. That the license fees 
to be paid annually to the City Col- 
lector shall be as follows: 

One-horse wagon or vehicle $ 5.00 

Two-horse wagon or vehicle. . . . 10.00 
Three-horse wagon or vehicle . . 15.00 
Four-horse wagon or vehicle. . . . 25.00 
Six-or-more-horse wagon or ve- 
hicle 35.00 

Motor-cycles or motor-tricycles . . 5.00 
Automobiles with seats for one 

or two persons 12.00 

Automobiles with seats for more 
than two persons, exclusive of 
trucks, coaches and buses .... 20.00 
Automobile trucks, coaches and 

buses 30.00 

"All such licenses shall expire on 
the thirtieth day of April following the 
date of issue, and when issued for a 
period of less than one year, the fee 
to be paid for the unexpired license 



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period shall be the proportionate part 
of the annual rate fixed by the ordi- 
nance, but no fee shall be less than one- 
fourth of the annual rate. 

"All revenues derived from such li- 
cense fee shall be kept as a separate 
fund and used only for paying the cost 
and expenses of street or alley im- 
provement or repair." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 3, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (November 1, 1909, page 
1576) an ordinance amending Section 2 
of an ordinance regulating the use of 
fireworks, passed December 7, 1908, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the accompanying substitute or- 
dinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 2 of an ordinance regu- 
lating the use of fireworks and Sec- 
tion 10 of an ordinance regulating the 
sale of the same, both passed by the 
City Council on December 7, 1908. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2 of an ordi- 
nance regulating the use of fireworks, 
passed by the City Council on December 
7, 1908, pages 2021-2022 of the Council 
Proceedings of said date, be and the same 
is hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows : 



"No fireworks, firecrackers, torpe- 
does, bombs, squibs, rockets, spin- 
wheels, fire balloons, roman candles 
or other thing containing any sub- 
stance of an explosive nature designed 
or intended to be used as fireworks 
shall be discharged or set off within 
the city, excepting on the fourth day 
of July, or on the fifth day of July 
when the fourth shall fall upon a Sun- 
day; provided, however, that pyro- 
technic displays of fireworks may be 
given at any time when such display 
is licensed by the City of Chicago and 
when given under the supervision of 
the licensee and at least one represen- 
tative of the police and fire depart- 
ments of the City of Chicago." 
Section 2. That Section 10 of an or- 
dinance regulating the sale of fireworks, 
passed by the City Council on December 
7, 1908, be and the same is hereby 
amended by adding thereto a section to 
be known as Section 10a, which said sec- 
tion shall read as follows: 

10a. Interpretation of Ordinance.) 
Whenever the fourth day of July 
shall fall upon a Sunday, said fourth 
day of July shall be held and construed 
to mean the fifth day of July. 
Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and due publication. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (May 10, 1909, page 285) 
an order directing the City Collector not 
to collect license fee from peddlers of 



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1037 



bottled beer, and a resolution passed by 
the Independent Bottle Beer Dealers' As- 
sociation in re collection of fees from 
peddlers of bottled beer, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that said order 
and resolution be placed on file, and that 
the accompanying ordinance be passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend Sections 1356, 1359, 1360 and 
1361 of Chapter 36 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905 re- 
lating to liquors. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections 1356, 1359, 
1360 and 1361 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905 be and the same 
are hereby amended to read as follows: 
1356. Fee.) Upon compliance with 
the foregoing section and payment to 
'the City Collector of an annual license 
fee of five hundred dollars, or, if ap- 
plication be made after the month of 
May of any year, then upon payment 
of a sum bearing the same ratio to 
the sum required for the whole year 
as the remaining number of months 
of the term for which the license is 
granted (inclusive of the month in 
which application is made) bears to 
the whole number of months in the 
year, any such applicant shall be en- 
titled to a license, signed by the Mayor 
and attested by the City Clerk, to carry 
on so much of the business of a brewer 
or distiller within the city as may 
be stated in the application therefor; 
provided, no brewer having the license 
herein prescribed shall sell or offer for 
sale or deliver any malt liquor in quan- 
tities of six gallons or less at a time, 
at any place within the city other than 
at regular licensed, saloons or dram- 
shops, or to persons authorized to deal 
in malt liquors, unless such breioer 
shall comply xotih the ordinances regu- 
lating wholesale malt liquor dealers. 
1359. License— Definition.) No per- 



son or corporation shall within the city 
sell or offer for sale any malt liquor 
in quantities of one gallon or more, 
at a time, without having first ob- 
tained, as hereinafter provided, a li- 
cense so to do for such place of busi- 
ness where such malt liquor shall be 
sold or offered for sale, or for all 
wagons run for the purpose of such 
selling or offering for sale without 
any fixed place ' of business therefor. 
But no brewer who has taken out a 
license as such from the city and who 
sells only malt liquor of his own pro- 
duction, shall be required to obtain 
the license herein prescribed, on ac- 
count of such sales, unless such sales 
are made by such brewer in quantities 
of six gallons or less at any place with- 
in the city other than at regular li- 
censed saloons or dramshops or to per- 
sons authorized to deal in malt liq- 
uors. The selling or offering for sale 
within said city of any malt liquor 
in quantities as aforesaid, by a grocer 
or bottler, shall be held to be covered 
by this Article, and no grocer or bot- 
tler shall sell or offer for sale in said 
©ity any malt liquor in quantities as 
aforesaid without obtaining a license 
so to do under this Article. Selling or 
delivery wagons run by any vendor in 
connection with any place of business 
where malt liquors shall be sold or 
offered or kept for sale in quantities 
as aforesaid shall be included in and 
covered by the license for such place 
of business, and wagons run by a ven- 
dor without a fixed place of business 
shall be covered by a license specifically 
therefor. 

1360. Application — Bond.) Any 
person or corporation desiring to en- 
gage in the business of selling malt 
liquor in quantities of one gallon or 
more at a time, shall file with the 
Mayor an application containing the 
full name of the applicant, the busi- 
ness carried on or proposed to be car- 
ried on by the applicant, the location 



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of the place or places of business for 
which a license is desired, and if the 
applicant has no fixed place of busi- 
ness the place of residence of such ap- 
plicant, and the number of selling or de- 
livery wagons run in connection there- 
with; and the applicant shall also file 
with the application a bond in the sum 
of five hundred dollars, with good and 
sufficient sureties to be approved by 
the City Collector, conditioned for com- 
pliance with the provisions of this 
Article. Upon the filing of such ap- 
plication and bond, and the payment of 
the license fee hereinafter prescribed, 
any such applicant shall be entitled to 
a license, signed by the Mayor and at- 
tested by the City Clerk, to carry on 
within the city the business of whole- 
sale malt liquor dealer. 

1361. Fees.) There shall be paid in 
advance to the City Collector for each 
and every license hereunder for the sale 
of malt liquors in quantities of not 
less than one nor more than six gal- 
lons at a time, the sum of fifty dollars 
per annum; and there shall be paid in 
advance to the City Collector for each 
and every license hereunder for the 
sale of malt liquors in quantities of 
more than six gallons at a time, the 
sum of five hundred dollars per annum. 

Provided, that if application be made 
after the month of May in any year, 
the sum required to be paid shall bear 
the same ratio to the sum required 
for the full year, that the number of 
months remaining (inclusive of the 
month in which application is made) 
bears to the whole number of months 
in the year. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 



lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (October 4, 1909, page 
1296) an order directing the Committee 
on License to submit a revision of Chap- 
ter LXIX of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905, in re vehicles, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the accompanying ordinance: 

an ordinance 

Amending Sections 2263, (as amended) 
2264, 2265, 2268, 2271, 2275, 2294, 
2296, 2302, 2303, 2306, 2315, 2321, (as 
amended) 2323, (as amended) 2331, 
2333, 2334, 2336, 2337, 2340, 2343, 
2344, 2345, 2364 and 2373 (as 
amended) of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, and repeal- 
ing Sections 2329, 2330, 2335 and 2377J 
of said Code. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2263 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is hereby amended by striking 
out the words and figures "Two and 
50-100 ($2.50) Dollars" appearing in the 
first and second paragraphs of said sec- 
tion and inserting in lieu thereof, the 
words and figures "Ten ($10.00) Dol- 
lars." 

Section 2. That Section 2264 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be, and the same is, hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

2264. Drivers to be Licensed.) 

No person shall be permitted to drive 
any vehicle drawn by animal or mus- 
cular pow r er and licensed under the 
provisions of this article unless he 
shall first have secured a license so 



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to do in the manner hereinafter set 

forth. 

Section 3. That Section 2265 of 
said Code be and the same is amended 
by striking out the words "the board of 
inspectors", appearing in the 23rd and 
24th lines of said section and by insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the words "city clerk 
or city collector". 

Section 4. That Section 2268 of said 
Code, be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the following 
language appearing in the 4th and 5th 
lines thereof: "the date of his bond and 
the names of the sureties therein," and 
by striking out the following language 
appearing in the last six lines thereof: 
"suspended for ten days; for the second 
offense shall have his license suspended 
for thirty days; and for the third of- 
fense shall have his license revoked. 
Such suspension or revocation shall be 
made by the mayor upon the recom- 
mendation of said board. Any driver 
whose license shall be revoked under the 
provisions of this article shall not again 
be licensed," and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the following language : "revoked 
or suspended by the mayor at his dis- 
cretion upon recommendation of said 
board. ' Any driver whose license shall 
be revoked under the provisions of this 
article, shall not again be licensed for a 
period of six months." 

Section 5. That Section 2271 of said 
Code be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

2271. Lamps With Number— Door.) 
Every hack, cab, carriage, or other 
vehicle for the conveyance of passen- 
gers drawn by one or more horses, 
when driven or used for hire, or wait- 
ing or standing for use on any public 
street or place, shall have fixed upon 
some conspicuous part of the outside 
and on each side thereof, a lamp or 
lamps (which shall be lighted in ac- 
cordance with the ordinances of the 
city) with plain glass fronts and sides 
with the license number of such 



vehicle painted with black paint on 
the sides of each of said lamps in dis- 
. tinct and legible figures at least one 
and a half inches in length, and so 
placed that such lamps and the num- 
ber thereon may be distinctly seen 
from the outside of such vehicle. And 
every such vehicle which has a door 
or doors to the same shall have a knob 
or handle upon the inside of such door 
or doors by which such door or doors 
may be easily opened from the inside 
of such vehicle. 

Section 6. That Section 2275 of said 
Code be and the same is hereby amended 
by adding thereto the following lan- 
guage: "In case any vehicle described 
in this section or the foregoing section 
shall, while conveying for hire or reward, 
any passenger or passengers, become dis- 
abled or shall break down so as to be 
unable to convey such passenger or pas- 
sengers to his or their destination, and 
such disablement or breaking down can- 
not be remedied so that such vehicle 
shall be enabled to proceed within fif- 
teen minutes from the time such vehicle 
shall have become disabled or shall have 
stopped, no fare shall be charged or col- 
lected for any service rendered or dis- 
tance traveled up to the time of such 
stoppage, disablement or break-down; 
provided, however, that if such passen- 
ger or passengers elect to remain in such 
vehicle and desire to be conveyed to their 
destination thereby after such break- 
down or disablement shall have been 
remedied, in such event full rates for the 
distance traveled shall be charged as if 
no break-down or stoppage had occurred; 
or if such vehicle was employed by the 
hour, the time of stoppage shall be de- 
ducted from the time charged for." 

Section 7. That Section 2294 of said 
Code be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

2294. Public Automobiles Occupy- 
ing Street Stands to be Licensed.) No 
automobile, autocar, or other similar 
vehicle which shall stand or be kept 



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upon any public cab and hack stand 
or upon any street or public way in 
the city, for employment, shall be used 
anywhere within the city for the 
carrying or conveying of persons for 
hire or reward unless such vehicle 
shall be licensed as hereinafter pro- 
vided. 
Section 8. That Section 2296 of said 

Code be and the same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows: 

2296. License Fees.) For all auto- 
mobiles, autocars or other similar 
vehicles, the seating capacity of which, 
exclusive of the operator's seat or any 
portion thereof, shall be more than 
twenty persons, Twenty-live ($25.00) 
Dollars each per annum; more than 
eight and not more than twenty per- 
sons, Ten ($10.00) Dollars each per 
annum; not more than eight and more 
than three persons, Five ($5.00) Dol- 
lars each per annum; not exceeding 
three persons, Two and 50-100 ($2.50) 
Dollars each per annum. 

Section 9. That Section 2302 of said 
Code be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

2302. Owner to Report Drivers to 
Board of Inspectors.) It is hereby 
made the duty of every person, firm or 
corporation owning or controlling any 
motor vehicle used anywhere within 
the City of Chicago for hire or re- 
ward, to report in writing to the board 
of inspectors once in every twenty- 
four hours the name of the person 
operating such vehicle upon the public 
streets and alleys of the city, during 
the twenty-four hours prior to the 
hour of making said report, the license 
number of such operator together with 
the state registration number and city 
license (if any) of the vehicle so 
operated, upon blanks to be furnished 
by the Police Department. Any per- 
son, firm or corporation violating any 
of the provisions of this section, or re- 
fusing or neglecting to comply there- 
with shall be fined not less than Five 



($5.00) Dollars nor more than Fifty 
($50.00) Dollars for each offense. 
Section 10. That Section 2303 of the 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended by adding thereto a new section 
to be known as Section 2303a, which 
shall read as follows: 

2303a. Every automobile, autocar 
or other similar vehicle used for hire 
or reward shall be equipped with at 
least two independent brakes, one of 
which shall be operated by a lever 
connected either with the jack shaft or 
with the rear wheel; said brakes shall 
be in good and efficient working order 
at all times when said vehicle is in 
operation on the streets, alleys or pub- 
lic ways of the city. Such brakes 
shall be of a good and sufficient type 
and shall be approved by the Board of 
Vehicle Inspectors. 

It is hereby made the duty of every 
person, firm or corporation owning or 
controlling any such vehicle to test 
the same with reference to the efficien- 
cy of the brakes thereto attached at 
least once a day during which such 
vehicle is operated on the streets, 
alleys or public ways of the city. The 
Board of Vehicle Inspectors shall have 
the power at any reasonable time to 
inspect and test the brakes on all such 
vehicles with a view of determining 
the efficiency of said brakes. 

Any person violating any of the pro- 
visions of this section shall be fined 
not less than Five ($5.00) Dollars, nor 
more than Fifty ($50.00) Dollars for 
each offense. 

Section 11. That Section 2306 of 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "six 
miles per hour" and inserting in lieu 
thereof the following language: "twelve 
miles per hour, except where such rate 
of speed is contrary to regulations de- 
fined by the statutory law of the State 
of Illinois." 

Section 12. That Section 2315 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 



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1905 be, and the same is hereby, amended 
so as to read as follows : 

"It shall be the duty of the operator 
or person in charge of every automo- 
bile, autocar or other similar vehicle 
used for hire or reward to convey that 
number of persons for which such 
vehicle has seating accommodations 
(exclusive of the driver's seat or any 
portion thereof) who apply for trans- 
portation, and at the rates specified 
in this ordinance." 

Section 13. That Section 2321 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended, be and the same is 
hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

2321. Rate of Fare.) The rate of 
fare to be asked or demanded by the 
operator or person in charge or control 
of any automobile, autocar or other 
similar vehicle operated for the con- 
veyance of passengers, for hire or re- 
ward, within the city, shall not exceed 
the following prescribed rates: 

1. For the use of any such vehicle, 
the seating capacity of which shall not 
exceed two persons, for the first hour 
$3.00; for each additional hour or part 
thereof, at the rate of $3.00 per hour. 

2. For the use of any such vehicle, 
the seating capacity of which shall be 
more than two persons and not exceed- 
ing five persons, for the first hour 
$4.00; for each additional hour or part 
thereof, at the rate of $4.00 per hour. 

3. For the use of any such vehicle, 
the seating capacity of which is more 
than five persons, for the first hour 
$5.00; for each additional hour or part 
thereof, at the rate of $5.00 per hour. 
Provided, however, that nothing in this 
paragraph contained shall refer to so- 
called sight -seeing vehicles or those 
vehicles which have a seating capacity 
exceeding ten persons. 

The rate of fare to be asked or de- 
manded by such vehicles not equipped 
with taximeters shall be determined in 
accordance with the time in which the 



vehicle is in use by the passenger or 
passengers engaging the same. 

In determining the seating capacity 
of any such vehicle, neither the opera- 
tor's seat nor any portion thereof shall 
be computed, but the seating capacity 
shall be determined by the number of 
persons which can be accommodated in 
the interior or tonneau of such vehicle. 

No charge shall be made for the 
time consumed in responding to a call, 
but a charge may be made for the 
time necessary to return to the place 
from which such vehicle was called. 

Every passenger upon any public 
automobile, taxicab, autocar or other 
similar vehicle shall be allowed to 
have conveyed with him upon such 
vehicle, without charge therefor, his 
ordinary light traveling baggage in an 
amount not to exceed in weight one 
hundred pounds. A fee of twenty-five 
cents may be charged for' conveying a 
trunk. 

Section 14. That Section 2323 of 
said Code, as amended, be and the same 
is hereby amended by striking out the 
words "licensed under the provisions of 
this article," appearing in the second and 
third lines thereof, and by striking out 
the word "thirty" appearing In the 7th 
line thereof and inserting in lieu of the 
word "thirty" the word "fifteen". 

Section 15. That Section 2331 of 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking therefrom the fol- 
lowing language: "If such license be 
issued for a one-horse public cart, there 
shall be stamped upon such metal plate 
the word "Single." If for a public cart 
to be drawn by two or more horses, there 
shall be stamped upon such plate the 
word "Double," and the metal plates 
issued for one-horse vehicles shall be of 
a different color and design from the 
metal plates issued for public carts to be 
drawn by two or more horses, during 
each license year." 

Section 16. That Section 2333 of 



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said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows: 

2333. Every driver of a public cart 
shall at all times while acting as such 
driver, wear a metal badge not less 

• than two inches long and one and one- 
half inches wide, having a number 
thereon corresponding to the number 
of such public cart license, and also 
the words "Public Cart Driver", with 
the year for which such license is is- 
sued. Such badge shall be provided 
with a pin or other fastening, and 
shall be worn by such driver in a con- 
spicuous place On the outside of his 
outside coat, so that it may easily be 
seen. Such badge shall be procured 
from the City Clerk at the time of the 
issuance of the license for said public 
cart and shall be of a different design 
for each year. 

Section 17. That Section 2334 of 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows: 

2334. Any person who shall drive 
any public cart, or hold himself out as 
the driver of a public cart without 
wearing a badge in the manner and 
form as required by the provisions of 
this article, shall be fined not less than 
Five ($5.00) Dollars nor more than 
Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars for each 
offense. 

Section 18. That 'Section 2336 of the 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows: 

2336. Tariff of Rates.) The rates to 
be charged for the use of any public 
cart licensed under the provisions of 
this article and for the loading and 
unloading of the same shall not exceed 
the following: 

1. For trunks, baggage, goods, 
wares and merchandise (other than 
household furniture and pianos ) ; for 
each article not exceeding three hun- 
dred and fifty pounds in weight, for 
the first two miles or fractional part 
thereof, fifty cents; for each addi- 
tional mile, twenty-five cents. 



2. For household furniture (other 
than pianos ) ; for the use of a one- 
horse vehicle, (including the driver 
thereof) one dollar and twenty-five 
cents per hour; for the use of a two 
or three-horse vehicle, (including the 
driver thereof) one dollar and fifty 
cents per hour; for the services of 
each additional man in loading and 
unloading the aforesaid vehicles, fifty 
cents per hour. 

3. For pianos; where the distance 
to be traveled is three miles or less, 
three dollars; for each additional mile 
or part thereof, fifty cents; for trans- 
porting pianos either up or down one 
or more flights of stairs, fifty cents 
for each flight; for the use of a hoist, 
five dollars. 

Section 19. That Section 2337 of the 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the word "li- 
censed" appearing in the sixth line 
thereof. 

Section 20. That Section 2340 of the 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended so a's to read as follows: 

2340. Public Cartman's Lien on 
Goods.) Every public cartman shall 
be entitled to be paid the legal rate or 
compensation allowed and provided in 
this article, immediately upon the 
carting or transportation of any article 
or thing to its destination, and it shall 
be lawful for any such public cartman 
to retain any article or thing so carted 
or transported by him for which he is 
not paid his cartage; provided, how- 
ever, that if such public cartman has 
been employed or engaged from a pub- 
lic or street stand it shall be the duty 
of such public cartman to convey the 
article or articles so retained by him 
without delay to the police station 
nearest the point at which such 
articles or things were to be delivered 
or transported, and a like procedure 
shall be pursued by such public cart- 
man in any event when it is impos- 
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correct address or by reason of his in- 
ability to locate the consignee or the 
receiving agent of such consignee, to 
make a delivery of each article or 
thing being transported, and he shall" 
be entitled, in addition to the legal 
rate of pay for transporting such 
articles or things to the original desti- 
nation, to charge the legal rate of 
compensation for conveying such 
articles or things from such point of 
destination to such police station. 

All disputes or disagreement's as to 
distances or rates of compensation be- 
tween public cartmen employed from 
public or street stands and persons 
employing them and paying them for 
cartage or transportation shall be de- 
termined by the officer in charge of 
such police station to which such 
articles or things have been conveyed. 
Section 21. That Section 2343 of the 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the word 
"licensed" appearing in the first line 
thereof. 

Section 22. That Section 2344 of the 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows : 

2344. Driver Not to Act as Run- 
ner.) No driver or person in charge 
or control of any licensed public cart 
shall act as a runner without a license 
for that purpose, or solicit employ- 
ment except for the particular vehicle 
which he is driving and over which 
he has charge and control. 
Section 23. That Section 2345 of 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the following 
language: "Any driver found violating 
any of the provisions of this article shall 
for the first offense have his license' sus- 
pended for a period of ten days; for a 
second offense, for a period of thirty 
days, and for a third offense shall have 
his license revoked. Any driver whose 
license shall be revoked in accordance 
with the provisions of this article shall 
not again be licensed," and substituting 



in lieu thereof the following language: 
"suspended or revoked at the discretion 
of the Mayor. Any driver whose license 
shall be revoked in accordance with the 
provisions of this article shall not again 
be licensed for a period of six months." 

Section 24. That Section 2364 of the 
said Code be and the same is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows : 

2364. Tariff of Rates.) The rates 
to be charged for the use of any auto- 
mobile, autocar or other similar vehicle 
used as a public cart and licensed 
under the provisions of this article for 
the transportation of goods, wares and 
merchandise, shall not exceed three 
dollars and fifty cents per hour, which 
shall include the time consumed in 
loading and unloading such vehicle and 
shall include the services of the oper- 
ator thereof; for each man employed 
in loading and unloading said public 
cart, fifty cents per hour. In case any 
such vehicle, while engaged in the 
transportation of goods, wares or mer- 
chandise, shall break down or become 
disabled, no charge shall be made for 
the period during which such vehicle 
is broken down or disabled. 
Section 25. That Section 2372 of the 
said Code, as amended, be and the same 
is hereby amended by adding thereto a 
new section to be known and designated 
as Section 2372a, which shall read as 
follows : 

2372a. No person or corporation 
owning any hack, cab, omnibus, car- 
riage or other vehicle of any descrip- 
tion or name whatever, drawn by one 
or more horses, which shall be used 
anywhere within the city for the 
carrying or conveying of persons for 
hire or reward, shall use or permit to 
be used such vehicle anywhere within 
the city without first obtaining a li- 
cense so to do in the manner herein- 
after set forth. Provided, however, 
that nothing herein contained shall be 
construed as having any application to 
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ers, as defined by the ordinances of 
the City of Chicago, or to the owners 
of vehicles which shall stand or be 
kept upon any public cab or hack 
stand upon any street or public way 
in the city for soliciting or securing 
employment; nor shall any license 
granted herein be authority for any 
licensee to conduct a livery, boarding 
or sale stable, or to stand any vehicle 
on any public cab or hack stand on the 
streets or public ways of the city for 
the purpose of securing or soliciting 
employment. 

Any person desiring to keep any 
public vehicle of the class defined in 
the foregoing section hereof, shall 
make application for a license so to do 
to the Mayor on a form to be provided 
by the City Collector. Such applica- 
tion shall set forth the name of the 
applicant, and if an individual or in- 
dividuals, the place of his or their 
residence; if a corporation, the name 
of its officers and their places of resi- 
dence. Such application shall also 
contain the location of the place at 
which it is intended to keep such 
vehicle or vehicles and shall contain 
the number of vehicles so kept, to- 
gether with a description of the style 
or type thereof. The Mayor shall 
thereupon issue or cause to be issued 
a license upon the payment by such 
applicant to the City Collector of a 
license fee of Five Dollars ($5.00) per 
annum, which said license shall expire 
on the first day of January following 
the date of issue. 

Every person licensed under the pro- 
visions of this ordinance shall keep 
posted in a conspicuous place in the 
building in which said vehicle or 
vehicles are kept the aforesaid license. 

Any person violating any of the pro- 
visions of this section shall be fined 
not less than Five Dollars ($5.00) nor 
more than One Hundred Dollars 
($100.00) for each offense, and a vio- 
lation of the provisions of any of the 



ordinances of the City of Chicago re- 
lating to the operation of public 
vehicles shall constitute ground for the 
revocation by the Mayor of the afore- 
said license, at his discretion. 
Section 26. That Sections 2329, 2330, 
2335 and 2377j of the said Code, together 
with all other ordinances and parts of 
ordinances inconsistent herewith or re- 
pugnant hereto are hereby repealed. 

Section 27. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

The following communication from the 
Corporation Counsel was submitted with 
the said report: 

Office of the Corporation Counsel,) 
Chicago, December 6, 1909. ( 
Hon. W 'infield P. Dunn, Alderman Twen- 
ty-fifth Ward: 

Dear Sir — Replying to your verbal re- 
quest for a statement as to the changes 
adopted by the license committee to 
various sections of the code of 1905 re- 
lating to vehicles, I take pleasure in sub- 
mitting to you the following: 

Section 2263. Raises the license fees 
for omnibuses from $2.50 to $10.00 per 
annum. 

Section 2264. Rephrases the original 
section so as to apply to licenses for 
drivers of horse-drawn vehicles only. 
(Another ordinance provides for licenses 
for drivers of public automobiles). 

Section 2265. Provides for the ap- 
proval of the vehicle drivers' bond by 
the City Clerk or City Collector, instead 
of by the board of vehicle inspectors. 

Section 2268. Provides for revoca- 
tion or suspension of a license by the 
Mayor at his discretion and contains an 
inhibition against the issuance of a li- 
cense for a period of six months when 
a license is once revoked. Under the 
present section of the code, license could 
be merely suspended for ten days for 
first offense and could not be revoked 
until the commission of a third offense. 
Section 2271. Requires license num- 



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ber to be fixed upon a lamp or lamps on j 
the vehicles, which lamp or lamps shall 
be kept on the vehicles at all hours of 
the day or night. 

The present ordinance provides for 
numbers on lamps only at night, and 
during the day-time it was difficult for 
the police officer to discover the number 
of a vehicle. 

Section 2275. Provides that no fare 
shall be paid in the event that the horse- 
drawn vehicle breaks down and remains 
in such condition for a period of fifteen 
minutes, unless the passenger elects to 
remain in the vehicle. This provision 
was not covered by the code of 1905. 

Section 2294. Makes clear the intent 
of the Council that only such public au- 
tomobiles as occupy public stands shall 
be licensed. The language in this sec- 
tion of the code was ambiguous. 

Section 2296. Raises the license fee 
for sight-seeing automobiles from $5.00 
to $10.00 for those seating more than 
eight and not more than 20 persons and 
to $25.00 for those seating more than 
twenty persons. 

Section 2302 of the proposed ordi- 
nance is a radical change from the exist- 
ing provision. Under the code of today, 
it is incumbent upon the driver, who 
desires to operate a vehicle other than 
the one named in the card issued by 
the board of vehicle inspectors, to secure 
from such board permission so to do 1 . 

Under the proposed amendment, how- 
ever, he may drive as many automobiles 
as he desires (subject to the ordinance 
concerning examinations), but the owner 
of such vehicles must report every 
twenty-four hours to the Police Depart-, 
ment, both the city and state numbers 
of the vehicle operated by the driver. 

Section 2303 is amended by requir- 
ing every public vehicle to be equipped 
with at least two good and efficient in- 
dependent brakes, which must be tested 
and are subjected to inspection. 

Section 2306. Raises the speed limit 



at which public automobiles engaged by 
the hour must proceed, from six miles 
to twelve miles, excepting where such 
rate of speed is contrary to regulations 
defined by the statutory law of the 
State. 

Section 2315, as herewith submitted, 
requires the operator or person in charge 
of every public automobile to convey 
those persons who apply for transporta- 
tion at the rates specified in the ordi- 
nances of the city. 

This provision makes more definite the 
existing section. 

Section 2321 fixes the rate of fare 
which may be charged by public automo- 
biles other than taxicabs. The rate re- 
mains the same excepting that it is fixed 
by the hour instead of by the mile, it 
being the intention of the Council to re- 
quire taxicabs to run on the mile basis 
and public automobiles not equipped 
with taximeters to run on the hour 
basis. 

Section 2323 reduces the time which 
was allowed for repairs in case of break- 
down from thirty minutes to fifteen 
minutes. This section contains the same 
protection for the passenger as Section 
2275 above referred to. 

Section 2331. Abolishes the distinc- 
tion between tags which are to be de- 
livered by the City Clerk for public 
carts. Inasmuch as by an ordinance 
passed sometime ago the license fee for 
single and double carts is identical, 
there is no reason for preserving the two 
different kinds of plates. 

Sections 2333 and 2334. Your com- 
mittee has adopted the suggestions of 
Sergt. Daly, in" charge of public vehicles 
and the drivers thereof. He recom- 
mended that the licenses heretofore is- 
sued to drivers of public carts be abol- 
ished, but that the driver shall wear a 
badge upon which shall be stamped a 
number corresponding to the number 
issued to the cart. The only change in 
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out the word "licensed" appearing before 
the word "driver". 

Section 2336 amends the charges 
which may be fixed by public carts; it 
(1) reduces the charges fixed in the 
present ordinance for carrying trunks, 
baggage, goods, wares, merchandise, etc., 
and (2) fixes the charge for moving 
household furniture on the hour basis 
instead of on the mileage basis, and 
specifies the charges which may be made 
for transporting pianos. 

Section 2337. Same change as is 
noted in Sections 2333 and 2334. 

Section 2340. Requires cartmen en- 
gaged from public stands to deliver 
goods to a police station when unable 
to make a delivery. Under the existing 
ordinance all cartmen, whether engaged 
from liveries or warehouses, were obliged 
to follow this procedure. 

Sections 2343-4. Same change as in 
Sections 2333, 2334 and 2337, viz.: the 
word "licensed" is stricken out. 

Section 2345. Same change as is 
made in Section 2268 supra relating to 
revocation of license. 

Section 2364 of the proposed ordi- 
nance fixes the charges to be made by 
public automobile carts on the hour 
basis, instead of on the mileage basis. 

Section 2372 is a new section which 
requires persons who are keeping 
vehicles which are used by the public 
for hire, in livery and boarding stables 
(owned by others) to pay a flat license 
pf $5.00 for vehicles so kept by them. 

The sections which are repealed, viz.: 
2329, 2330, 2335 and 2377J have been 
superseded either by the foregoing 
amendments, or by ordinances passed 
since the adoption of the code of 1905. 
Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Howard W. Hayes, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 



Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on License beg leave 
to submit herewith an ordinance amend- 
ing certain sections of Article I of Chap- 
ter VI of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, concerning amusements, 
and respectfully recommend that it be 
substituted for the ordinance recommend- 
ed by your Committee on November 22, 
1909, which said ordinance was printed 
in the Journal of the Proceedings of 
your Honorable Body, on pages 1771 to 
1777, inclusive: 

an ordinance 
Amending Section 99 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended, Sections 100 to 111 of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905 and Section 112 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended, and repealing certain 
sections of the said Code, and certain 
ordinances. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 99 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended, Sections 100. to 111 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, and Section 112 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended, be and the same are hereby 
amended so as to read respectively as 
follows : 

Section 99. (Classification for Li- 
cense.) That all theatricals, shows 
and amusements offered, operated, 
presented or exhibited for gain, or for 
admission to which the public is re- 
quired to pay a fee, are hereby divided 
into the following twenty-one classes. 
Such theatricals, shows and amuse- 
ments are for the purpose of this or- 
dinance hereinafter referred to by the 
general term "entertainments," and 



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the theater, opera house, auditorium, 
hall, park, grounds, gardens, tent or 
other enclosure within which it is in- 
tended to produce, offer or present any 
such entertainments is for the pur- 
pose of this ordinance hereinafter re- 
ferred to by the general term "place." 
1st Class. All entertainments of a 
theatrical, dramatic, operatic, vaude- 
ville, variety or spectacular character. 

2nd Class. All lectures, readings or 
recitations, exhibits of paintings, 
stereopticon views, living pictures, 
panoramas, museums, panopticons, ex- 
hibits of statuary and of art and elec- 
trical and mechanical shows. 

3rd Class. All musical entertain- 
ments consisting solely of vocal or in- 
strumental music or both vocal and 
instrumental music and not of the 
nature of an opera, but being what is 
commonly known and described as a 
"concert." 

4th Class. All exhibitions consist- 
ing solely of moving pictures, known 
as mutoseope, kinetoscope, cinemato- 
graph, kaleidoscope, penny arcades 
and places in which amusement is 
furnished through or by one or more 
automatic picture devices, or other 
similar devices. 

5th Class. Dances, amateur theat- 
rical entertainments, bazaars and other 
entertainments of like character car- 
ried on or engaged in, in any hall, 
structure or building. 

6th Class. All grounds, gardens or 
other enclosures of the kind commonly 
known and described as "Summer gar- 
dens" where musical entertainments 
only (whether instrumental or vocal, 
or both) are furnished. 

7th Class. All grounds, gardens or 
other enclosures of the kind com- 
monly known and described as 
"Amusement parks" wherein shows 
of different classes are offered or 
presented by one or more concession- 
aires. 



8th Class. All grounds, gardens or 
other enclosures of the kind commonly 
known and described as "Picnic 
grounds." 

. 9th Class. All roller skating or ice 
skating rinks. 

10th Class. All baseball, football, 
track and field games or other ath- 
letic exhibitions of like character. 

11th Class. All wrestling matches. 

12th Class. Poultry shows, horse 
shows, stock shows, flower shows, dog 
shows, cat shows, automobile shows, 
business and business appliance shows, 
industrial and trade shows, billiard, 
pool or bowling matches, exhibits or 
contests of balloons or aeronautic de- 
vices, or any similar entertainment in- 
tended to represent any sport, art or 
science or the progress and develop- 
ment of the same. 

13th Class. All circuses, menageries 
or combined circuses and menagaries, 
wild west shows, dog and pony shows, 
monkey shows and caravans. 

14th Class. All side shows, concerts, 
vaudeville, variety, musical or min- 
strel entertainments and all enter- 
tainments known as "air domes," given 
under covering of canvas or within any 
structure or enclosure intended for 
temporary use and capable of easy 
transfer or removal. 

15th Class. All swimming and div- 
ing shows. 

16th Class. All entertainments 
known as "platform" or "walk around" 
shows, being shows for which no seats 
are provided for spectators, and all en- 
tertainments known as "villages of 
different nationalities." 

17th Class. All entertainments 
consisting of games of skill and 
strength testing devices, including 
lifting, blowing, striking or pulling 
machines, and all small swings oper- 
ated by human power. 

18th Class. All entertainments 
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animal power, including devices, ap- 
paratus, attractions and amusements 
for the transportation of persons. 

19th Class. All entertainments con- 
sisting of pony or animal rides or at- 
tractions operated by animal power 
for the transportation of persona. 

20th Class. All exhibitions and dis- 
plays of fireworks. 

21st Class. All entertainments, ex- 
hibitions, performances, amusements 
not included in any of the foregoing 
classes. 

Section 100. (License — Penalty.) 
No person or corporation, either as 
owner, lessee, manager, officer or 
agent, or in any other capacity shall 
give, conduct, produce, present or offer 
for gain or profit any of the enter- 
tainments mentioned in any of the 
first eleven of the foregoing classes 
anywhere within the city, excepting 
in a duly licensed place, nor shall any 
such person or corporation give, con- 
duct, produce, present, operate or of- 
fer for gain or profit any of the enter- 
tainments mentioned in the last ten 
of the foregoing classes without a li- 
cense issued for that purpose, which 
said license shall be issued and pro- 
cured in the manner hereinafter set 
forth. 

Any person or corporation violat- 
ing any of the provisions of this sec- 
tion shall be fined not less than fifty 
($50.00) dollars nor more than two 
hundred ($200.00) dollars for each 
offense and each and every day upon 
which any such person or corporation 
shall give, conduct, produce, present, 
offer or operate any such entertain- 
ment contrary to or in violation of 
any of the provisions of this section 
shall constitute a separate and dis- 
tinct offense. 

Section 101. (Licenses for Places 
of Entertainment of the First Eleven 
Classes.) Any person or corporation, 
the owner or lessee of any place at or 



in which it is intended to produce, 
offer, present or carry on any of the 
entertainments of the first eleven 
classes desiring to secure a license for 
such place shall be granted such li- 
cense under the following conditions: 

The applicant shall make applica- 
tion in writing to the Mayor setting 
out his full name and address, if an 
individual, and if a corporation, 
the full name and residence of its 
principal officers; also a description 
of the place for which a license is de- 
sired and a statement of the class of 
entertainment which it is intended to 
produce, offer or present at such 
place; also the highest price to be 
charged for admission to any enter- 
tainment offered or presented at such 
place, and also the seating capacity of 
such place. 

Whereupon, the Mayor shall make, 
or cause to be made, an examination 
of the place for which such license is 
desired, and if all of the provisions 
of this ordinance and all of the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago relating 
to the giving of entertainments and 
of the location, construction and main- 
tenance of the places within which 
such entertainments are given, are. 
complied with and if the Commissioner 
of Buildings, the City Electrician and 
the Fire Marshal shall so certify, the 
Mayor shall issue, or cause to be is- 
sued, a license to such applicant, at- 
tested by the City Clerk, which shall 
entitle the licensee named therein to 
present, offer, produce or conduct at 
the place designated in such license 
and for the period of time specified in 
such license, entertainments of any 
one of the foregoing first eleven classes 
mentioned in said application, upon 
payment of the license fee hereinafter 
specified. 

Section 102. (Application for Li- 
cense for Entertainments of the 
Twelfth to Twenty-first Classes, In- 
clusive.) Any person or corporation 



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desiring to produce, present, conduct, 
operate or offer for gain or profit any 
of the entertainments mentioned in 
Classes twelve to twenty-one, inclu- 
sive, at any place within the city shall 
make application to the Mayor in 
writing, setting out the full name and 
address of the applicant, if an indi- 
vidual, and if a corporation, the full 
name and residence of its principal 
officers; also a description- of the place 
where it is proposed to produce, pre- 
sent, conduct, operate or offer such 
entertainment, a description of the 
kind and class of entertainment, the 
highest price to be charged for ad- 
mission thereto and the seating ca- 
pacity of such place. 

Whereupon, the Mayor shall make, 
or cause to be made, an examination 
of such place and if all the provisions 
of this ordinance and all of the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago relat- 
ing to the giving of entertainments 
and of the location, construction and 
maintenance of the places within 
which such entertainments are given, 
are complied with, the Mayor shall 
issue, or cause to be issued, a license 
to such applicant, attested by the City 
Clerk, which shall entitle the licensee 
to conduct, produce, present, operate 
or offer the class of entertainments 
specified in such license at the place 
designated in such application and 
for the period of time specified in such 
license, upon the payment of the li- 
cense fee hereinafter specified. 

Section 103. (Mayor May Refuse a 
License— When.) If the place at 
which it is desired to offer any of 
the foregoing entertainments be not a 
fit or proper place and not constructed, 
maintained, operated or conducted in 
accordance with the provisions of the 
ordinances of the City governing and 
controlling said places, or if the en- 
tertainment desired to be produced or 
offered be of an immoral or dangerous 
character, or if the person making ap- 



plication for a license be not of a good 
moral character, the Mayor may re- 
fuse to approve such application and 
no license shall be issued by the City 
Clerk, except upon the approval of 
the Mayor. 

Section 104. (License Fees.) The 
fee to be charged for each class of en- 
tertainment so given, conducted, pro- 
duced or offered shall be as follows: 

1st Class. If it is intended to pro- 
duce, offer or present in any place 
entertainments of the first class and 
the highest price of admission charged 
thereto shall exceed the sum of $2.00 
the annual license fee shall be $700.00; 
if the highest price of admission ex- 
ceeds $.75, but does not exceed $2.00, 
$600.00 per annum; if the highest price 
of admission exceeds $.50, but does not 
exceed $.75, $350.00 per annum; if the 
highest price of admission exceeds 
$.30, but does not exceed $.50, $300.00 
per annum; if the highest price of ad- 
mission exceeds $.20, but does not ex- 
ceed $.30, $250.00 per annum; if the 
highest price of admission does not ex- 
ceed $.20, $200.00 per annum. 

2nd Class. $200.00 per annum. 

3rd Class. $100.00 per annum. , 

4th Class. $200.00 per annum. 

5th Class. If it is intended to pro- 
duce, conduct, offer or present in any 
place entertainments only of the Fifth 
Class and the seating capacity of such 
place is sufficient to accommodate not 
exceeding 300 persons or if such place 
has a floor space not exceeding 2,400 
square feet, the annual license fee 
shall be $25.00; if such place has a 
seating capacity sufficient to accommo- 
date more than 300 persons, but not 
more than 500 persons, or a floor space 
exceeding 2,400 square feet, but not 
exceeding 4,000 square feet, $50.00 per 
annum; if such place has a seating 
capacity sufficient to accommodate 
more, than 500 persons, but not more 
than 800 persons, or a floor space px- 



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ceeding 4,000 square feet but not ex- 
ceeding 6,400 square feet, $75.00 per 
annum; if such place has a seating 
capacity sufficient to accommodate 
more than 800 persons or a floor 
space exceeding 6,400 square feet, the 
annual license fee shall be $100.00. 
In computing floor space, aisle space, 
space between walls and the partitions 
of such place and balcony space shall 
be computed. 

6th Class. $20.00 per week. 

7th Class. $40.00 per week. ^Pro- 
vided, however, ' that such license shall 
not authorize the production, conduct 
or offer of any entertainment within 
such park or grounds where an ad- 
mission fee is charged therefor, nor the 
operation of any entertainment for 
gain; each of such entertainments shall 
be licensed in accordance with this or- 
dinance. 

8th Class. $10.00 per annum. 

9th Class. $3.00 per week. 

10th Class. If such place has a 
seating capacity sufficient to accom- 
modate 15,000 persons or more, the 
annual license fee shall be $900.00; 
if the seating capacity of such place is 
sufficient to accommodate less than 
15/000 persons and not less than 10,- 
000 persons, $700.00 per annum; less 
than 10,000 persons and more than 
4,000 persons, $300.00 per annum; if 
such place has a seating capacity suf- 
ficient to accommodate not exceeding 
4,000 persons, $75.00 per annum. 

11th Class. If such place has a seat- 
ing capacity sufficient to accommodate 
not more than 1,000 persons, the li- 
cense fee shall be $10.00 per day; more 
than 1,000 persons but not more than 
2,000 persons, $20.00 per day; more 
than 2,000 persons but not more than 
3,000 persons, $30.00 per day; more 
than 3,000 persons but not more than 
4,000 persons, $40.00 per day; more 
than 4,000 persons but less than 5,000 



persons, $50.00 per day; 5,000 persons 
or more, $60.00 per day. 

12th Class. If it is intended to pro- 
duce, conduct, offer or present enter- 
tainments only of the Twelfth Class 
and the highest price of admission 
charged thereto shall exceed 75 cents, 
the license fee shall be $25.00 per day; 
if the highest price of admission ex- 
ceeds $.50, but does not exceed $.75, 
$15.00 per day; if the highest price of 
admission exceeds $.10, but does not 
exceed $.50, $10.00 per day; and if the 
highest price of admission does not ex- 
ceed $.10, $1.00 per day. 

13th Class. If it is intended to pro- 
duce, offer or present entertainments 
only of the Thirteenth Class and the 
place in which such entertainment is 
to be given has a seating capacity 
sufficient to accommodate more than 
6,000 persons, the license fee shall be 
$150.00 per day; more than 3,000 per- 
sons, but not more than 6,000 persons, 
$50.00 per day; more than 1,500 per- 
sons, but not more than 3,000 persons, 
$35.00 per day; more than 750 persons, 
but not more than 1,500 persons, 
$25.00 per day; more than 400 persons, 
but not more than 750 persons, $10.00 
per day; not more than 400 persons, 
$10.00 per month. 

14th Class. $10.00 per day. 

15th Class. $2.00 per week. 

16th Class. $2.00 per week. 

17th Class. $0.50 per week. 

18th Class. $2.00 per iveek. 

19th Class. $0.50 per iceek. 

20th Class. $50.00 per day. 

21st Class. $5.00 per day. 

Section 105. (Where Classes Are 
Mixed.) Where any entertainment 
embraces two or more of the classes 
above specified, such entertainment 
shall be classified and charged for as 
wholly belonging to that class for 
which the highest license fee is fixed. 

Section 106. (License to be 



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Posted.) Every license issued under 
the provisions of this ordinance shall 
at all times during the life thereof be 
posted in a conspicuous place at or 
near the principal entrance of the 
place described in the license, *or in a 
conspicuous place therein so that the 
same may be easily read and seen by 
any person passing in or out of such 
place. 

Section 107. (Entertainments Given 
During Alterations.) Any person, firm 
or corporation licensed hereunder to 
produce, offer, present or conduct any 
of the foregoing classes of entertain- 
ments, may, while the building, struct- 
ure or enclosure within which such 
entertainment is given is being altered 
or remodeled to such an extent as to 
require the closing thereof, give or pro- 
duce such entertainment in or on any 
other part of the property owned or 
controlled by such licensee which im- 
mediately adjoins or is connected with 
the building, structure or enclosure in 
course of repair; provided, however, 
that the Commissioner of Buildings, 
the City Electrician and the Fire Mar- 
shal shall first certify in writing to 
the Mayor that such temporary place 
complies with all the requirements of 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago; 
and provided, further, that such tem- 
porary place may be used for a period 
not exceeding any ten consecutive 
weeks for the foregoing purposes. 

Section 108. (License Subject to Or- 
dinance.) Every license granted un- 
der the provisions of this ordinance 
shall at all times be subject to the or- 
dinances of the City existing when the 
same shall be issued or which shall 
thereafter be passed, so far as the 
same shall apply. 

Section 109. (Licenses — How Pro- 
rated.) Where any license is issued 
under the provisions of this ordinance 
and an annual license fee is fixed 
therefor, if less than six months of 
the annual license period shall have 



expired at the time of the issuing of 
such license the full license fee shall 
be charged therefor. If six months or 
more than six months of the annual li- 
cense period shall have expired and if it 
appears that the applicant has not con- 
ducted, produced, offered or presented 
any of the foregoing classes of enter- 
tainments prior to the application for 
a license therefor, one -half of the full 
license fee shall be charged. Except- 
ing as hereinafter provided, no license 
shall be issued for any part of a li- 
cense year for a sum less than one- 
half of the full annual license fee. 
Where the license fee is fixed at so 
much per week, no license shall issue 
for a less period than ten weeks. 

If any person, firm or corporation 
shall desire or intend to conduct, pro- 
duce, offer, operate or present any of 
the foregoing entertainments only 
during the "Summer season," which 
is hereby defined as that period of the 
year between May 1st and October 
1st, and shall make a statement in 
writing in his or its application of his 
or its desire or intention, a license 
may be issued to such person, firm or 
corporation for any number of weeks, 
but not less than ten, during the 
aforesaid season, for such entertain- 
ment, upon the payment to the City 
Collector of the license fees herein 
specified, when such license is fixed on 
a weekly basis, or if such license fee is 
fixed upon an annual basis, upon pay- 
ment to the City Collector of a sum of 
money which shall bear the same ratio 
to the annual license fee as the num- 
ber of weeks for which such license 
shall continue in force bears to the 
whole number of weeks in the year. 

Section 110. (Prohibitions in Li- 
censes — Revocations.) All licenses for 
entertainments of any of the forego- 
ing classes shall contain a proviso 
that no gaming, raffle, lottery or 
chance gift, distribution of money or 
article of value shall be connected 



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December 6. 1900. 



therewith or allowed by the person 
obtaining such license, or in any wise 
permitted to be held out as an induce- 
ment to visitors; such license shall 
also state the highest price of admis- 
sion to be charged to any such enter- 
tainment; also the number of persons 
such licensed place has seating accom- 
modations for, and no more than the 
highest price of admission fixed in said 
license shall be charged for admission 
to any such entertainment, and no 
more than that number of persons for 
which such place has seating accommo- 
dations for, shall be allowed to enter 
or occupy any such place at any one 
time. 

When any licensed person or cor- 
poration shall be charged Avith hav- 
ing violated the provisions of his or 
its license as aforesaid, the Mayor 
is directed to give the parties accused 
reasonable notice thereof and to in- 
quire into the truth of said charge, 
and if the accusation be sustained to 
his satisfaction he may revoke the li- 
cense of any such person or corpora- 
tion, and every such person or cor- 
poration so offending shall be sub- 
ject to a penalty of not more than 
$100.00. 

Section 111. Frontage Consents 
and Other Prohibitions.) It shall here- 
after be unlawful for any person, firm 
or corporation to produce, offer, pre- 
sent or carry on any of the entertain- 
ments of any of the foregoing classes, 
excepting Class Seven and Class Ten 
and entertainments given within 
the grounds occupied by said Class 
Seven or Class Ten on any street 
in any block in which two-thirds 
of the buildings on both sides 
of the street are used exclusively for 
residence purposes, without the writ- 
ten consent of a majority of the prop- 
erty owners according to frontage on 
both sides of such street in such 
block; provided, however, that noth- 
ing herein contained shall apply to the 



foregoing classes of entertainments 
produced, offered or presented at the 
time of the passage of this ordinance. 

It shall hereafter be unlawful for 
any person, firm or corporation to pro- 
duce, 'offer, present or carry on enter- 
tainments of the Seventh Class or Tenth 
Classes hereinafter defined,in any block 
or square in which two-thirds of the 
buildings on both sides of the street 
or streets around such block or square 
are used exclusively for residence pur- 
poses, without the written consent of 
the owners of a majority of the front- 
age on both sides of the street or 

streets on each side of the block or 
square in which it is desired to pro- 
duce, offer, present or carry on the 
aforesaid class of entertainments, to- 
gether with the written consent to the 
production, offer or carrying on of 
such entertainment of a majority of 
the bona fide householders living with- 
in one thousand feet from the nearest 
point in any boundary of the place 
within which it is proposed to pro- 
duce, offer, present or carry on such 
entertainment; provided, however, 
that nothing herein contained shall 
apply to the foregoing class of en- 
tertainment given within any place 
used for such purpose at the time of 
the passage of this ordinance. 

Such frontage and householders' 
consents shall be obtained and filed 
with the Department of Buildings be- 
fore a license shall issue for such en- 
tertainment. Provided, however, that: 

(a) None of the foregoing twenty- 
one classes of entertainments shall be 
produced, offered, presented or carried 
on within two hundred feet of any 
hospital, church or building used ex- 
clusively for educational purposes; 
said distance to be measured between 
the nearest point in any boundary 
line of the place within which it is 
proposed to produce, offer, present or 
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1953 



"boundary line of the lot on which such 
hospital, church or building used ex- 
clusively for educational purposes is 
located. 

(b) In addition to the foregoing 
restrictions no license shall be issued 
for the production of any entertain- 
ment of the Thirteenth Class in any 
building, enclosure Or place any part 
of which is situated within fifteen 
hundred feet of the boundary line of 
any public park, wholly or in part in 
the city. 

Section 112. Intoxicating Liquors.) 
It shall not be lawful for any person 
to sell or give away any spirituous, 
vinous, malt or other intoxicating 
liquors in any place in which public 
entertainments are given for gain, nor 
in any room or rooms connected with 
the same without a license or a special 
permit from the Mayor under a 
penalty of not more than one hundred 
($100.00) dollars for each offense. 

Section 2. That Sections 113 to 117, 
inclusive, of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905; an ordinance relat- 
ing to frontage consents for places of 
amusement, passed by the City Council 
on December 21, 1908; an ordinance pro- 
hibiting the location of any place of 
amusement within two hundred feet of a 
church or building used exclusively for 
educational purposes, passed by the City 
Council on January 25, 1909; an ordi- 
nance requiring the securing of frontage 
and householders' consents for the loca- 
tion of amusement parks, passed by the 
City Council on May 24, 1909, together 
with all other ordinances and parts of 
ordinances inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, be and the 
same are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordiannce shall be in 
full force and effect from and after 
January 1st, 1910. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 



also, 

The same committee, to whom had 

been referred (October 26, 1909, page 

1487) an ordinance amending Section 105 

of the Revised Municipal Code of 1905 

(adding Section 105a), to permit li- 
censed amusements to be given in ad- 
joining buildings or other parts of same 
building when licensed place is under- 
going repairs or reconstruction; (Octo- 
ber 18, 1909, page 1351) an order direct- 
ing the said committee to prepare ordi- 
nances amending Chapter 9 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
concerning motor vehicles; an ordinance 
amending Section 192 of the said Qode 

(referred October 26, 1909, page 1491) 
requiring brokers to be licensed at each 
place of business; an ordinance (referred 
January 25, 1909, page 2467) amending 
Section 1123 of the said Code, concern- 
ing license for milk dealers (to include 
condensed milk); an ordinance (referred 
October 18, 1909, page 1401) amending 
Sections 1332 and 1517 of the said Code, 
to prohibit the transfer or assignment 
of licenses; and an ordinance (referred 
November 29, 1909, page 1877) amend- 
ing Section 2263 of the said Code, fixing 
license fee for public omnibuses at $10.00 
per annum; submitted reports recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 
Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the said 
reports. 

The motion prevailed. 



GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Pringle, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, December 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred (May 
24, 1909, page 429) an ordinance amend- 
ing an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on March 30, 1906, concerning 



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December G, 1909. 



the licensing and regulating of manufac- 
ture and sale of acetylene gas, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying substitute ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Regulating the generation, compression, 

storage, transportation, sale and use of 

acetylene gas. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Liquid Acetylene.) The 
manufacture, transportation, storage, 
sale or use of liquified acetylene is ab- 
solutely prohibited within the corporate 
limits of the City bf Chicago. 

Section 2. Generation of Acetylene 
Gas.) No person, firm or corporation 
shall generate acetylene gas in any form 
of generator, holder, container or asso- 
ciated apparatus unless thfc same shall 
be provided with water seals, safety 
valves or other automatic appliances 
which will limit the pressure of acety- 
lene gas in the generator to fifteen 
(15) pounds to the square inch at 70 
degrees F. All such generating appara- 
tus shall bear the trade name and the 
name of the manufacturer. 

Section 3. License Required.) No 
person, firm or corporation shall engage 
in the business of collecting or com- 
pressing acetylene gas at any pressure 
in excess of fifteen (15) pounds to the 
square inch, or of selling or distributing 
acetylene gas under pressure, as pro- 
vided for in Section 8 of this ordinance, 
unless such person, firm or corporation 
shall have first procured a license so to 
do, as hereinafter provided. 

Section 4. Applications.) Any per- 
son, firm or corporation desiring a license 
to collect or compress acetylene gas at a 
pressure in excess of fifteen (15) pounds 
to the square inch, or to sell or dis- 
tribute acetylene gas under pressure, as 
provided for in Section 8 of this ordi- 
nance, shall make a written application 
to the City Collector, which shall state 



the name and address of the applicant 
and the location and description of the 
building or buildings in which such busi- 
ness is to be carried on. Such applica- 
tion shall be referred to the City Elec- 
trician who shall make or cause to be 
made an investigation, and if the loca- 
tion, buildings, premises, machinery and 
equipment comply with the provisions of 
this ordinance he shall recommend that 
the license be issued as hereinafter pro- 
vided. 

Section 5. Issuance of License — Li- 
cense Period.) Upon compliance with 
the foregoing section and the payment 
to the City Collector of the license fee 
hereinafter provided the Mayor shall 
issue or cause to be issued a license to 
such applicant authorizing the licensee 
to carry on the business specified at the 
place named therein for and during the 
term of the license. t Every such license 
shall expire on the first day of January 
after its issuance, shall be non-trans- 
ferable and shall be good only at the 
location therein named. 

Section G. License Fees.) The fee 
for a license to collect or compress 
acetylene gas in excess of fifteen (15) 
pounds to the square inch shall be one 
hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) per 
year or any unexpired portion thereof. 
The fee for a license to sell or distribute 
acetylene gas under pressure, as pro- 
vided for in Section 8 of this ordinance, 
shall be five dollars ($5.00) per year or 
any unexpired portion thereof. 

Section 7. Location and Character of 
Building.) Every building in which 
acetylene gas is collected or compressed 
at a pressure exceeding fifteen (15) 
pounds to the square inch shall be fire- 
proof throughout and shall be used for 
no other purpose. No such building 
shall be located nearer than two hundred 
and fifty feet at its nearest point to 
any other building or structure or to any 
public highway. No room in any such 
building shall have therein any open 
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properly ventilated. No room shall be 
artificially heated other than by steam 
or hot water, and no open fire or flame 
shall be permitted in any such room. 
Provision must be made for the deposit 
outside the building of the residuum of 
calcium carbide, and this residuum must 
not be discharged into any drain or 
sewer. 

Section 8. Compression — Storage in 
Tanks.) The transportation, storage, 
distribution, sale and use of acetylene 
gas compressed to a pressure of ' more 
than two hundred fifty (250) pounds to 
the square inch at 70 degrees F. is pro- 
hibited within the city limits. 

No person, firm or corporation shall 
transport, store, distribute, sell or use 
acetylene gas at any pressure greater 
than fifteen ( 15 ) pounds to the square 
inch at 70 degrees F., unless such 
acetylene gas is dissolved in acetone or 
other safe and effective solvent and 
simultaneously absorbed in porous ma- 
terial and confined in steel cylinders, 
tanks or receptacles of standard and 
safe design, construction and equipment, 
as hereinafter provided, under which con- 
ditions acetylene gas may be trans- 
ported, stored, sold, distributed and used 
under pressure of not to exceed two hun- 
dred fifty (250) pounds to the square 
inch at 70 degrees F. 

Section 9. Construction of Tanks 
and Cylinders.) Tanks or cylinders for 
storing acetylene gas under compression, 
as specified in the foregoing section, 
must be made of seamless steel, steel 
brazed and. riveted, or any other safe 
and standard type of construction. Such 
tanks or cylinders shall .not rupture 
below a pressure of twelve hundred 
(1200) pounds to the square inch, shall 
not be strained beyond the point of use- 
fulness at a pressure of six hundred 
(600) pounds to the square inch, and 
shall be tested at the factory at a pres- 
sure of five hundred (500) pounds to 
the square inch. Such tanks must be 
absolutely gas and water tight at the 



test pressure. Where threaded fittings 
are provided the length of the thread 
must be equal to the diameter of the 
opening. Each tank or cylinder must be 
provided with an opening to which a 
gauge for ascertaining the correct pres- 
sure of the gas may be attached, and 
where the design is such as to admit 
the mounting of a gauge, the gauge 
shall form a part of the tank or cylinder. 
Each such tank or cylinder shall be 
equipped with one or more fusible safety 
plugs which shall release at a tempera- 
ture of not to exceed three hundred 
(300) degrees F. Each such tank or 
cylinder shall be filled with asbestos, 
mineral wool or other similar material 
which has been approved by the City 
Electrician. Specifications covering the 
detailed construction of these tanks or 
cylinders, with a sample tank or cylin- 
der, shall be submitted to the City Elec- 
trician for his approval and the speci- 
fications shall be kept on file in his of- 
fice. It shall be unlawful for any per- 
son, firm or corporation to give away, 
loan, rent or sell any such tanks or 
cylinders to be used for the purpose of 
storing acetylene gas under compression, 
as herein provided, unless they are built 
and constructed in compliance with the 
provisions of this ordinance as deter- 
mined by the City Electrician. The City 
Electrician shall have the power to test 
or have tested any such tank or cylinder 
at any time in order to ascertain 
whether this ordinance is being obeyed. 
Each such tank or cylinder containing 
acetylene gas under compression shall 
bear the name of the manufacturer 
thereof and also the name of the person, 
firm or corporation that has compressed 
the gas therein contained. 

Section 10. Storage of Cylinders or 
Tanks.) The storage and installation 
for use or distribution of tanks contain- 
ing acetylene gas under compression, 
when such tanks are greater in number 
than twenty-five, shall be in fireproof 
buildings or in fireproof vaults or rooms. 



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Such buildings, vaults or rooms shall be 
used for no other purpose and shall con- 
tain no open flame for heating or light- 
ing purposes, and must be so arranged 
as to insure good ventilation to the out- 
side of the building. 

Such tanks or cylinders from ten to 
twenty-five in number may be stored in 
buildings or rooms which are not fire- 
proof, provided such tanks or 'cylinders 
are stored in fireproof boxes or re- 
ceptacles equipped with self-closing cov- 
ers; provided, further, that such boxes 
or receptacles are separated and detached 
from other lines of stock or merchandise 
and are arranged for ventilation to the 
outside of the building. Such tanks or 
cylinders less than ten in number, pro- 
viding they are intended for immediate 
use, may be kept in buildings, stores or 
rooms without complying with the fore- 
going storage requirements. 

Section 11. It shall be the duty of 
the City Electrician to enforce the pro- 
visions of this ordinance; he shall have 
the power to make or cause to be made 
all investigations, inspections and tests 
which are necessary to enforce the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and all build- 
ings, rooms, premises and equipments 
mentioned and referred to in the provi- 
sions of this ordinance shall be open at 
all times to inspection, investigation and 
tests by the City Electrician or his duly 
authorized representatives. 

Section 12. Any license which may 
be granted under the provisions of this 
ordinance may, upon recommendation of 
the City Electrician or otherwise, be re- 
voked by the Mayor for the violation of 
any of the provisions of this ordinance 
or for the violation of any other ordi- 
nance concerning the matters covered by 
this ordinance or for any other good and 
sufficient cause. 

Section 13. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration violating or refusing to comply 
with the provisions of this ordinance 
shall be fined not less than twenty-five 
dollars ($25.00) nor more than One Hun- 



dred Dollars ($100.00) for each offense. 
A separate and distinct offense shall be 
held to have been committed each day 
any person, firm or corporation violates 
or fails to comply with the provisions of 
this ordinance. 

Section 14. An ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance licensing and regulating 
the compression and storage of acetylene 
gas", passed March 30, 1906, page # 3314 
Council Proceedings, is hereby repealed. 

Section 15. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
January 1, 1910. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. J. Pringle, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Pringle, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, December 2, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred (No- 
vember 9, 1908, page 1671) a communi- 
cation from the Mayor in re inspection 
of electric meters, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Article 1 of Chapter 22 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of 1905, as 
amended July 17, 1908, and further 
amended December 14, 19*08. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Article 1 of Chapter 
22 of the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905 as amended July 17, 1908, 
and further amended December 14, 1908, 
be and the same is hereby amended, by 
amending Sections 800 and 803 of said 
article and by adding to said article 
new sections, to be known as Sections 



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814a, 814b, 814c, 814d, 814e, 814f, 814g 
and 814h, said amended sections and said 
new sections to read as follows: 

800. Department Established.) There 
shall be established an executive depart- 
ment of the municipal government of 
the city, which shall be known as the 
Department of Electricity, and which 
shall include a City Electrician, an As- 
sistant City Electrician, a Superintend- 
ent of Construction, a Secretary, one 
Chief Inspector, one Inspector of Elec- 
tric Meters and such other assistants 
and employes as the City Council may 
by ordinance provide. 

803. Powers — Co-operation With Fire 
Marshal and Superintendent of Police — 
Subordinate Officers.) He shall have the 
management of the fire alarm telegraph 
and police telephone systems, of munici- 
pal lighting, of the inspection of electric 
meters, of the inspection of all electric 
wiring within the city, both inside of 
buildings and above, beneath and upon 
the surface of the streets, and of all 
electrical matters in which the city' is 
interested, and shall appoint, in accord- 
ance with law, all subordinate officers 
and assistants in his department. 

Provided that the Fire Marshal shall 
have control of all fire alarm operators, 
and all matters pertaining to the actual 
operation of the fire alarm telegraph 
and the location of call boxes. 

All other operators, including the pres- 
ent chief of construction of the fire 
alarm telegraph, who at present are or 
who may hereafter be members of the 
fire department, shall be detailed for 
duty by the Fire Marshal to the City 
Electrician, and this article shall in no 
way be construed as separating them 
from said Fire Department. 

And, provided, also, that in all mat- 
ters pertaining to the operation of the 
electrical service of the Police Depart- 
ment, the said City Electrician shall 
consult with the Superintendent of Po- 
lice, and in case of a disagreement in 
any of said matters between said City 



Electrician and said Superintendent of 
Police, the Mayor is hereby given the 
power to decide such matters of differ- 
ence. 

All subordinate officers, assistants, 
clerks and employes in said department 
shall be subject to such rules and regu- 
lations as shall be prescribed from time 
to time by said City Electrician. 

814a. Duty to Test Meters.), It shall 
be the duty of the City Electrician or his 
duly authorized representative, upon 
request of any person, firm or corpora- 
tion to whom electricity shall be sup- 
plied (and who shall hereafter be re- 
ferred to herein as the "consumer") by 
any person, firm or corporation engaged 
in the business of supplying electricity, 
to examine and test any meter furnished 
to such consumer by such person, firm or 
corporation, and used for the purpose of 
measuring electricity supplied to such 
•consumer at a pressure of 600 volts or 
less by such person, firm or corporation. 
Such inspection to be made substantially 
in accordance with the following require- 
ments : 

Any person, firm or corporation desir- 
ing the inspection of any electric meter 
within the city as provided for in this 
ordinance, shall accompany the applica- 
tion for such inspection with a fee as 
hereinafter prescribed which shall be 
paid to the City Collector, and for which 
such applicant shall obtain a receipt 
from the City Collector, showing such 
payment, which receipt shall describe the 
location of the electric meter to be in- 
spected and its rated capacity, and shall 
contain the name of the person, firm or 
corporation for whose benefit said elec- 
tric meter was installed. Said receipt 
when presented to said City Electrician 
shall be his authority for making the in- 
spection herein provided for. 

Before making such inspection or test, 
the City Electrician shall give notice in 
Writing to the consumer making applica- 
tion therefor, and also to the person, 
firm or corporation whose meter is about 



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to be inspected, setting forth in such 
notice the time when- and place where 
such inspection or test of such meter is 
to be made. Such notices shall be mailed 
at least forty-eight hours before the 
time set for the inspection of such meter. 
The notice sent to the consumer shall be 
addressed to the premises described in 
the application for inspection and where- 
in the meter to be inspected is installed. 
The notice to the person, firm or cor- 
poration supplying electricity and whose 
meter is to be inspected, shall be ad- 
dressed to the principal office of such 
person, firm or corporation in the City 
of Chicago. The inspection of any such 
meter shall be made by the City Elec- 
trician or his duly authorized agent at 
the place where the meter is installed 
and in place, and such inspection shall be 
made in such a manner as to thoroughly 
test such meter, for the purpose of ascer- 
taining whether it registers correctly 
under the applicant's usual conditions of 
use of electricity furnished by the per- 
son, firm or corporation whose meter 
is to be inspected. 

814b. Standard Meters.) There shall 
be maintained and kept at all times in 
the office of the City Electrician, pri- 
many standard instruments for the meas- 
surement of electro-motive force and cur- 
rent for both alternating current and di- 
rect current, which instruments shall 
be accurate to within one tenth (1-10) 
of one per cent (1%) when compared 
with the standards of the United States 
Bureau of Standards, and it shall be the 
duty of said City Electrician to have all 
such instruments tested, sealed and cer- 
tified by the United States Bureau of 
Standards, at least once every six 
months. The primary instruments so 
maintained and kept shall be used as 
standards for the purpose of checking 
the working standards used by said City 
Electrician. 

814c. When Meter Deemed Accurate.) 
Any electric meter inspected or tested by 
said City Electrician under and in ac- 



cordance with the provisions of this ordi- 
nance shall be deemed accurate if it reg- 
isters not to exceed four per cent (4%) 
above or below the reading of the work- 
ing standard. Every meter tested or in- 
spected under or in accordance with the 
provisions -of this ordinance shall be 
tested for the purpose of ascertaining 
its accuracy on 'Tight load," "average 
load," and "full load" of said meter. 
The term "light load" shall mean a load 
equivalent to ten per cent (10%) of the 
rated capacity of the meter; "average 
load" shall be a load equivalent to any 
load between forty per cent (40%) and 
fifty per cent (50%) of the rated capa- 
city of the meter, and "full load" shall 
be a load equivalent to any load between 
eighty per cent (80%) and one hundred 
per cent (100%) of the rated capacity 
of the meter. 

Whenever a meter inspected or tested 
under and in accordance with the provi- 
sions of this ordinance shall be found by 
the City Electrician to be inaccurate, as 
herein defined, such meter shall be accu- 
rately adjusted by the person, firm or 
corporation installing or using same, so 
as to make it accurate within the limits 
herein defined; and if in the opinion of 
the City Electrician said meter cannot 
be made accurate within the limits as so 
defined, then the City Electrician shall 
have the power .to compel the installa- 
tion of another meter in lieu of the one 
found to be inaccurate. 

814d. When Meter Deemed Incorrect.) 
Whenever any meter shall be inspected 
or tested under the preceding section a 
test reading of such meter shall be made 
at its usual average load, if such load 
can be determined, and if such load can 
not be determined, then it shall be tested 
at its "normal load" as hereinafter fixed. 
If any such meter shall register to ex- 
ceed four per cent (4%) above or below 
the working standard at the usual or 
"normal load", it shall be deemed incor- 
rect for the purposes of this section. 

The following classification, in per- 



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centage of rated capacity, shall be used 
in determining the "normal load" above 
specified of various meters: 

(A) Residence and apartment 
lighting 25% 

(B) Elevator service 40% 

(C) Factories (individual drive) 
churches and offices 45% 

(D) Factories (shaft drive) thea- 
tres, clubs, entrances, hallways 

and general store lighting 60% 

(E) Saloons, restaurants, pumps, 
air compressors, ice machines and 
moving picture theatres 70% 

(F) Sign and window lighting 

and blowers 100% 

When a meter is found to be con- 
nected to an installation consisting of 
two or more of the above classes of 
loads, the "normal load" must be ob- 
tained by taking the average of the per- 
centages for the classes so connected. If 
the result of such, test at such usual 
or normal load shall show any meter to 
be incorrect as above defined, it shall be 
presumed that such meter was in the 
same condition and incorrect to the same 
degree for a period of not to exceed 
ninety days prior to the date of such 
inspection or test. 

Nothing herein contained, however, 
shall be held to preclude either the con- 
sumer, or the person, -firm or corporation 
owning, installing or using such meter, 
from establishing by competent evidence 
the fact that such meter was or was not 
incorrect for a longer or shorter period of 
time than ninety days prior to the date 
of such last inspection. 

Where the result of such inspection 
• shows that the meter so inspected is in* 
correct, as herein defined, and such incor- 
rectness shall operate to the disadvan- 
tage of the consumer by causing to be 
registered a greater amount of electricity 
than actually flowed or passed through 
such meter, in such case such consumer 
shall be entitled to a rebate from the 
person, firm or corporation supplying 
him with electricity through such meter, 



such rebate to be based upon the as- 
sumption that such incorrect registration 
existed for a period of ninety days prior 
to the date of said inspection or test; 
Provided, however, that if the consumer 
shall be able to establish the fact that 
such condition existed for a longer period 
than said ninety days, or if the person, 
firm or corporation supplying said con- 
sumer shall be able to establish the fact 
that such condition did not exist for 
so long a period as said ninety days r 
then, and in either event, the consumer 
shall be entitled to a rebate for such 
period of time as it shall be shown 
such meter registered a greater amount 
of electricity than actually passed 
through the same. 

If the result of the inspection of any 
meter shall show that such meter is 
incorrect, and that such incorrectness 
operated to the disadvantage of the 
person, firm or corporation owning or 
using same by reason of such meter 
registering a smaller amount of elec- 
tricity than actually passed through 
same, in such case such condition shall 
be presumed to have existed for a period 
of not to exceed ninety days prior to 
the date of such inspection, and such 
person, firm or corporation shall be en- 
titled to charge the consumer an amount 
equal to what would have been charged 
had the meter registered correctly, said 
amount to be based -upon the assump- 
tion that said meter registered incor- 
rectly in the same degree for a period 
of not exceed ninety days prior to the 
date of such inspection. Provided, how- 
ever, that if the person, firm or corpora- 
tion supplying the electricity shall be 
able to establish the fact that such 
condition existed for a longer period than 
said ninety days, or if the consumer 
shall be able to establish the fact that 
such condition did not exist for so 
long a period as said ninety days, then, 
and in either event, the person, firm or 
corporation supplying the electricity 
shall be entitled to charge said con- 



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sinner for such deficiency during the 
time that said deficiency shall be shown 
to have existed. 

814e. By Whom Fes to be Paid.) If 

the result of any inspection or tests 
made under and in accordance with the 
provisions of this ordinance shall show 
any meter so inspected to be inaccurate 
or incorrect, as defined herein, on any 
test hereinbefore provided, and to be 
registering a greater amount of elec- 
tricity than passes through the same, 
within the limits fixed herein, the 
amount advanced by the consumer re- 
questing such inspection shall be forth- 
with returned to him, and such in- 
spection or tests shall be made without 
cost or expense of any kind whatsoever 
to such consumer; and in such case the 
fee provided for such inspection or tests 
shall be charged to and paid by the 
person, firm or corporation installing or 
using the meter so found to be inac- 
curate or incorrect. If the result of 
such inspection or tests shall show such 
meter not to be registering a greater 
amount of electricity than passes 
through the same, within the limits 
fixed herein, the expense and cost of 
sueh inspection or tests shall be paid 
out of the fee required to be advanced 
by the consumer making the application 
for such inspection, and no part of the 
fee so advanced shall in such case be 
returned to such applicant. The cur- 
rent consumed or used in making such 
inspection or tests shall not be charged 
to the account of such consumer. 

The inspection and tests herein pro- 
vided for, to be made by the City 
Electrician, shall be conclusive upon both 
the consumer making application for 
such inspection and tests and the per- 
son, firm or corporation furnishing, in- 
stalling or using such meter. 

814f. Fees.) The following shall be 
the fees charged by the City Electrician 
for the inspection or tests of electric 
meters operating on circuits of 600 volts 



or less as provided for by Section 814a 

hereof, to-wit: 

Amperes, Rated Capacity. Fees. 

10 or less $1.50 

Over 10 but not more than 15.... 2.00 
Over 15 but not more than 25.... 2.50 

Over 25 but not more than 50 3.00 

And for each additional 25 amperes 

or fraction thereof .50 

814g. Records to be Kept.) Said City 
Electrician shall keep a register or reg- 
isters in his office in the City Hall in 
which he shall record the number and 
description of each meter inspected by 
him and the time of such inspection and 
the condition of meter when inspected, 
together with all notices sent or given 
by him and all other proceedings of his 
office in reference thereto. Such records 
shall at all times be open to the inspec- 
tion of the Mayor, any member of the 
City Council, the head of any depart- 
ment or any citizen qf the City of Chi- 
cago. 

814h. Monthly and Annual Report.) 
Said City Electrician shall immediately 
after the first of each month prepare 
and submit to the Comptroller a report 
of the number of electric meters in- 
spected during the previous month. Said 
City Electrician shall annually on or 
before the first day of May in each year 
report in writing to the City Council 
the complete transactions of his office 
during the previous year with such other 
information as he may deem necessary 
or the said City Council may require. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
January 1st, 1910. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wta. J. Pringle, 

Chairman. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES. 
The Committee on Local Industries 
submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Zimmer, deferred 
and ordered published: 



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Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the M-ayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (Nov. 15, 1909, 
page 1725), ordinance granting Boyle 
Ice Co. permission and authority to 1 con- 
struct and maintain switch track across 
Cornelia avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the or- 
dinance with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the Boyle Ice Com- 
pany, a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to construct, maintain and op- 
erate a single railroad switch track 
across Cornelia avenue from a point on 
the north line thereof about two hun- 
dred and fifteen (215) feet west of the 
west line of Seminary avenue to a point 
on the south line thereof about two 
hundred and forty-five (245) feet west 
of the west line of Seminary avenue, 
as shown in red upon blue print hereto 
attached, which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and this ordinance shall at any time be- 
' fore the expiration thereof be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal, and 
in case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occu- 
pied by said switch track in good con- 
dition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 



privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
said street occupied by said switch track 
to a condition safe for public travel, 
similar to the remaining portion of said 
street in the same block, to the satisfac- 
tion and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. If said grantee shall 
fail to restore said street at the ter- 
mination of said privileges, thenr the 
work shall be done by the City of Chi- 
cago, and the cost and expense of doing 
such work shall be paid by the said 
grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of sixty-one dollars ($61.00) 
per annum in advance each and every 
year during the life of this ordinance, 
the first payment to be made as of the 
date of the passage of this ordinance 
and each succeeding payment annually 
thereafter. It is hereby made an ex- 
press provision of this ordinance that 
the privileges herein granted shall ter- 
minate and this ordinance become null 
and void if said grantee, its successors 
or assigns, shall fail to promptly pay 
any installment of said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority herein 
granted, said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,- 
000.00), with sureties to be approved 
by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
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all and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordi- 
nance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City 
from or by reason or on account of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason or on account of any act or thing 
done by the grantee herein by virtue of 
the authority herein granted. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
a written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove mentioned 
shall be filed with the Qity Clerk with- 
in sixty (60) days of the passage 
hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, Nov. 22, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (Nov. 22d, 1909, 
page 1783), ordinance vacating part of al- 
ley between Columbia street, North and 
Hamlin avenues, and C. M. & St. P. By. 
(Block 6 in a subdivision of 'S. E. %. 
S. W. i/4, Section 35-40-13), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 



to report and recommend the passage 
of the accompanying substitute ordi- 
nance, with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
east and west sixteen (16) foot public 
alley north of and adjoining the north 
line of a strip of land fifteen (15) feet 
wide lying west of and adjoining the 
east line of Lot twenty-seven (27) in 
Block six (6) of subdivision of south- 
east quarter (S. E. V4) soutlrsvest quar- 
ter (S. W. y 4 ), Section thirty-five (35), 
Township forty (40) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian (except the east half 
(E. y 2 ) of southeast quarter (S. E. %) 
of said southeast quarter (S. E. %) of 
southwest quarter (S. W. %) of said 
Section thirty-five (35) before-mentioned 
and except railroad) also north of and 
adjoining the north line of Lots six 
( 6 ) , seven ( 7 ) and eight ( 8 ) in sub- 
division of Lots fourteen (14), fifteen 
(15), sixteen (16), seventeen (17), 
eighteen (18), nineteen (19), twenty- 
five (25), twenty-six (26) and twenty- 
seven (27), except a strip of land fif- 
teen (15) feet wide lying west of and 
adjoining the east line of Lots fourteen 
(14) and twenty-seven (27) in Block 
six (6) of subdivision of southeast 
quarter (S. E. %) of southwest quarter 
(S. W. %) of Section thirty-five (35) 
before-mentioned, said part of said alley 
being the east sixty-six and sixteen 
hundredths (66.16) feet more or less 
measured on the south line thereof of 
the east and west public alley in the 
block bounded on the north by Colum- 
bia street, on the south by West North 
avenue, on the east by the right-of-way 
of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
Railroad and on the west by North Ham- 
lin avenue, as colored in red and indi- 
cated by the words "To be vacated" 
upon the plat hereto attached, which 
plat for greater certainty is hereby 



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made a part of this ordinance, be and 
the same is hereby vacated and closed, 
inasmuch as said alley is no longer re- 
quired for public use and the public 
interests will be subserved by its vaca- 
tion. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that H. F Winkelman shall within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of two hundred three and forty- 
one one-hundredths ($203.41) dollars 
toward a fund for the payment and sat- 
isfaction of any and all claims for dam- 
ages which may arise from the vacation 
of said portion of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided that H. F. 
Winkelman shall within sixty (60) days 
of the passage of this ordinance file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (October 18th, 
1909, page 1391), ordinance vacating 
alley in the block bounded by South 
Campbell avenue, South Western avenue, 
West 17th street and West 18th street 
(Walker's Douglas Park Addition, Sec- 
tion 24-39-13), for the benefit of H. W. 
Caldwell & Son, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying substitute ordinance with 



compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the sixteen 
(16) foot north and south public alley 
west of and adjoining the west line of 
Lots one (1) to eleven (11), both in- 
clusive, except that part of Lots nine 
(9), ten (10) and eleven (11) taken 
for West 18th street in Block two (2) of 
Subdivision of Block one (1) in Walk- 
er's Douglas Park Addition to Chicago 
in the southeast quarter (S. E. y 4 ) Sec- 
tion twenty-four (24), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
said alley being all of the north and 
south public alley in the block bounded 
on the north by West 17th street, on 
the south by West 18th street, on the 
east by South Western avenue, and on 
the west by South Campbell avenue, 
as colored in red and indicated by the 
words "To be vacated" on the plat 
hereto attached, which plat for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance, be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that H. W. Caldwell & Son Com- 
pany shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance pay to 
the City of Chicago the sum of eighteen 
hundred sixty-two and fourteen one- 
hundredths ($1,862.14) dollars toward a 
fund for the payment and satisfaction 
of any and all claims for damages which 
may arise from the vacation of said 
alley, and further shall within sixty 
(60) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance deposit with the City of Chicago, 
if necessary, a sum sufficient in the judg- 
ment of the Commissioner of Public 
Works to 1 defray all cost of constructing 
sidewalk and curb across entrances to al- 
ley herein vacated, similar to the side- 
walk and curb in adjoining streets in 
the same block. 



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Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject to the conditions 
of Section 2 hereof, provided that said 
H. W. Caldwell & Son Company shall 
within sixty (60) days of the passage 
of this ordinance file for record in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
County, Illinois, a certified copy of this 
ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (October 4th, 
1909, page 1289), ordinance vacating al- 
ley, in the block bounded by West 20th 
street, West 21st street, South Western 
avenue and the right of way of the Co- 
lumbus, Chicago and Indiana Central 
Railroad (Walker's Douglas Park Addi- 
tion, Section 24-39-13), for the benefit of 
The Art Wall Paper Mills, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
ordinance with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
east and west public alley lying north 
of and adjoining the north line of Lots 
seventy-one (71) to eighty-six (86), 
both inclusive, and south of and ad- 
joining the south line of Lots fifty-five 
(55) to seventy (70), both inclusive, in 
Block twelve (12) in the Subdivision of 
Blocks ten (10), eleven (11), twelve 
(12), thirteen (13), fourteen (14) and 
fifteen (15) of Walker's Douglas Park 



Addition in southeast quarter (S. E. 
%) of Section twenty-four (24), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range thir- 
teen (13), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, and being further described as 
all of the east and west public alley in 
the block bounded on the north by West 
20th street, on the south by West 21st 
street, on the east by South Western 
avenue, and on the west by the Chicago 
Terminal Transfer Railroad Company's 
right of way, as colored in red and indi- 
cated by the words "To be vacated" on 
the plat hereto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance, be and the same is 
hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
said alley is no longer needed for public 
use and the public interest will be sub- 
served by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that The Art Wall Paper Mills, a 
corporation, its successors and assigns, 
shall within sixty (60) days of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance pay to the City 
of Chicago the sum of two thousand 
seventy-three and sixty one -hundredths 
($2,073.60) dollars toward a fund for 
the payment and satisfaction of any 
and all claims for damages which may 
arise from the vacation of said alley,. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject to the conditions 
of Section 2 hereof, provided The Art 
Wall Paper Mills shall within sixty (60) 
days of the passage of this ordinance 
file for record in the office of the Re- 
corder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, 
a certified copy of this ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 

DIVISION. 
The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, submitted the following 



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report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Harding, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 2, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(November 1, 1909, page 1570), two or- 
dinances turning over to the South Park 
Commissioners Michigan avenue, from 
Jackson boulevard to Randolph street, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the accompanying substitute 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That consent is hereby 
given and granted to the South Park 
Commissioners to take, regulate, improve, 
control and govern as parks and boule- 
vards under its jurisdiction are regu- 
lated, improved, controlled and governed, 
all that part of Michigan avenue lying 
between the north line of Jackson boule- 
vard and the north line of Randolph 
street; provided, however, that traffic 
teams may continue to use said avenue 
for and during the period of five (5) 
years from and after the passage of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. Nothing in this ordinance 
contained shall be construed as a waiver 
or relinquishment by the City of Chicago 
of any of its rights or power relating to. 
the laying of water mains and pipes, or 
the building or repairing of sewers and 
drains and the laying of electric or other 
wires or conduits therefor, now or here- 
after owned or controlled by said city, 
or the regulating of openings for the 
same, or to the making of other under- 
ground improvements in said Michigan 
avenue by the city. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be 
null and void unless the said South Park 
Commissioners shall within six (6) 
months of its passage elect to and "take 



over said portion of said Michigan ave- 
nue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George F. Harding, Jr., 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
loAving report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Harding deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 2, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(November 8, 1909, page 1633), an ordi- 
nance for the removal of buildings and 
other obstructions upon land to be con- 
demned for the opening of 92d street, 
from South Chicago avenue to Anthony 
avenue, and authorizing the Commission- 
er of Public Works to put said land in 
such condition that it can be used for 
public travel, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the ordinance: 

an ordinance 
For the removal of buildings and other 
obstructions upon land to be condemned 
for the opening of 92d street, from 
South Chicago avenue to Anthony ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois, and author- 
izing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to put said land in such condi- 
tion that it can be used for public 
travel. 

Whereas, An ordinance was passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago 
on the 22nd day of March, A. D. 1909, 
providing that 92nd street be opened 
from South Chicago avenue to Anthony 
avenue in the City of Chicago, by con- 
demning therefor certain lands described 
in said ordinance, and directing that a 
petition be filed in the Circuit Court of 
Cook County to ascertain the compensa- 
tion to be made for private property to 
be taken or damaged for said improve- 



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ment, and to ascertain what property 
would be benefited by said improvement; 
and, 

Whereas, Said petition was thereafter 
filed in the Circuit Court of Cook Coun- 
ty, General No. 289957, and the commis- 
sioners appointed by said court have filed 
their report and assessment roll therein 
showing the compensation to be made 
for private property to be taken or dam- 
aged for said improvement and the prop- 
erty benefited by said improvement and 
the amount of such benefit; and, 

Whereas, It further appears from said 
report and assessment roll that there are 
improvements upon said land and that 
there are other obstructions upon or de- 
pressions in the surface of said land to 
be taken for said improvement which will 
prevent the use of said land for street 
purposes unless said buildings, obstruc- 
tions and depressions are removed or 
filled; now, therefore, 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That whenever it shall 
appear that the petitioner in said con- 
demnation suit has acquired the right to 
take possession of or damage the prop- 
erty in respect to which compensation 
shall have been paid or deposited accord- 
ing to law, the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago shall be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed 
forthwith to remove any building oi 
buildings or other obstructions which 
may be located upon said land and to 
take such further steps as may be neces- 
sary to put the surface of said land so 
condemned in such condition that it can 
be used for public travel, said work to be 
paid for out of the general funds of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George F. Harding, Jr., 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 



following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Harding, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, December 2, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(November 8, 1909, page 1645), an ordi- 
nance for tbe removal of buildings and 
other obstructions upon land to be con- 
demned for the opening of 93d street, 
from Kimbark avenue to Jefferson ave- 
nue, and authorizing the Commissioner 
of Public Works to put said land in such 
condition that it can be used for public 
travel, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the ordinance be passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the removal of buildings and other 
obstructions upon land to be con- 
demned for the opening of 93d street, 
from Kimbark avenue to Jefferson ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois, and author- 
izing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to put said land in such condi- 
tion that it can be used for public 
travel. 

Whereas, An ordinance was passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago 
on the 30th day of March, A. D. 1908, 
providing that 93rd street be opened from 
Kimbark avenue to Jefferson avenue in 
the City of Chicago, by condemning there- 
for certain lands described in said ordi- 
nance, and directing that a petition be 
filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County 
to ascertain the compensation to be made 
for private property to be taken or dam- 
aged for said improvement, and to ascer- 
tain what property would be benefited 
by said improvement; and, 

Whereas, Said petition was thereafter 
filed in the Circuit Court of Cook Coun- 
ty, General No. 284700, and the Commis- 
sioners appointed by said court have filed 
their report and assessment roll therein 
showing the compensation to be made for 



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private property to be taken or damaged 
for said improvement and the property 
benefited by said improvement and the 
amount of such benefit; and, 

Whereas, It further appears from said 
report and assessment roll that there are 
improvements upon said land and that 
there are other obstructions upon or de- 
pressions in the surface of said land to 
be taken for said improvement which will 
prevent the use of said land for street 
purposes unless said buildings, obstruc- 
tions and depressions are removed or 
filled; now, therefore, 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That whenever it shall ap- 
pear that the petitioner in said condem- 
nation suit has acquired the right to 
take possession of or damage the prop- 
erty in respect to which compensation 
shall have been paid or deposited ac- 
cording to law, the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago shall 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected forthwith to remove any building 
or buildings or other obstructions which 
may be located upon said land and to 
take such further steps as may be neces- 
sary to put the surface of said land so 
condemned in such condition that it can 
be used for public travel, said work to 
be paid for out of the general funds of 
the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George F. Harding, Jr., 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Harding, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 

South Division, to whom was referred 



(November 29, 1909, page 1884), ordi- 
nance granting Nicholas Lassaris per- 
mission and authority to construct and 
maintain a canopy at 4710 State street, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance with compensa- 
tion as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Granting permission and authority to 
Nicholas Lassaris to construct and 
maintain a canopy. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago'. 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Nicholas Lassaris, his 
heirs, executors and assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy over the side- 
walk in State street extending from the 
building known as 4710 State street, 
which canopy shall be constructed of in- 
combustible material. Said canopy shall 
not exceed thirty (30) feet in length, nor 
extend more than fifteen (15) feet be- 
yond the face of the building, and the low- 
est portion of the same shall not be less 
than twelve (12) feet above the surface 
of the sidewalk at that point. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, and 
the location and construction of the 
same shall be in accordance with plans 
and specifications which shall first be 
approved by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and the Fire Marshal of the 
City of Chicago, a copy of which plans 
and specifications shall at all times be 
kept on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and no permit 
shall be issued allowing any work to 
be done in and about the construction of 
said canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the Com- 



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missioner of Public Works and said Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance is 
subject to amendment, modification or re- 
peal at any time, and in case of repeal 
all privileges hereby given shall there- 
upon cease and determine. In case of 
the termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, or other- 
wise, said grantee, his heirs, executors or 
assigns, shall remove said canopy with- 
out cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to the City of Chicago, provided 
that in the event of the failure, neglect 
or refusal on the part of said grantee, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, to remove 
said canopy when directed so to do, the 
City of Chicago may proceed to remove 
same and charge the expense thereof to 
said grantee, his heirs, executors or as- 
signs. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as compen- 
sation therefor, said Nicholas Lassaris, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, shall pay 
to the City of Chicago, so long as the 
privileges herein authorized are being 
enjoyed, the sum of twenty-seven and 
fifty one-hundredths ($27.50) dollars per 
year, payable anually in advance, the 
first payment to be made as of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
each succeeding payment annually there- 
after, provided that if default is made 
in the payment of any of the installments 
of compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted shall imme- 
diately terminate and this ordinance 
shall become null and void. 

Section 4. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority here- 
in granted said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dol- 
lars, with sureties to be approved by the 



Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful 
observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further 
to indemnify, keep and save harmless the 
City of Chicago against all liabilities, 
judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said 
city in consequence of the granting of 
this ordinance, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said city from or by reason or on account 
of the passage of this ordinance, or from 
or by reason or on account or any act or 
thing done by the grantee herein by vir- 
tue of the authority herein granted. Said 
bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any 
time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then 
the privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, upon the filing*of the acceptance 
in writing of this ordinance by the said 
grantee 'and the filing of the bond herein 
provided for within sixty (60) days of 
the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George F. Harding, Jr., 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Harding, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(November 22, 1909, page 1788), ordi- 
nance granting W. L. Veley permission 
and authority to construct and maintain 
a canopy in front of 161-5 South Clark 
street, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 



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mend the passage of the ordinance with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to W. L. Veley, his heirs, 
executors or assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy over the 
sidewalk on Clark street known as Nos. 
161-3-5 South Clark street, which canopy 
shall be constructed of incombustible 
material. 

Said canopy shall not exceed twenty- 
six (26) feet in length, sixteen (16) feet 
in width, and the lowest portion of same 
shall not be less than twelve (12) feet 
above the surface of the sidewalk at 
that point. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public works and Fire Mar- 
shal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fira Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall 
be issued allowing any work to be done 
in and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, or oth- 



erwise, said grantee, his heirs, executors 
or assigns, shall remove said canopy 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago, pro- 
vided that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of the said 
grantee, his heirs, executors or assigns, 
to remove said canopy when directed 
so to do, the City of Chicago, may pro- 
ceed to remove same and charge the ex- 
pense thereof to said grantee, his heirs, 
executors or assigns. This ordinance 
shall be subject to modification, amend- 
ment or repeal at any time, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said W. L. Veley, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, shall pay 
to the City of Chicago, as long as the 
privileges herein authorized are being 
enjoyed, the sum of twenty-five and fifty 
one-hundredths dollars ($25.50) per year, 
payable annually in advance, the first 
payment to be made as of the date of 
the passage of this ordinance and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter, 
provided that if default is made in the 
payment of any of the installments of 
compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted shall immedi- 
ately terminate and this ordinance shall 
become null and void. 

Section 4. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted said grantee shall execute 
a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordinance, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 



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to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance in writing of this ordinance 
by the said grantee and the filing of 
the bond herein provided for within sixty 
(60) days of the passage hereof. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George F. Harding, Jr., 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee, to whom had 
been referred (September 27, 1909, page 
1197) an ordinance granting permission 
to the Illinois Maintenance Company to 
lay and maintain steam pipes in certain 
streets and alleys; and a petition from 
members of the Chicago Athletic Asso- 
ciation (referred November 8, 1909, page 
1630) requesting the widening of Michi- 
gan avenue, submitted reports recom- 
mending that the said ordinance and peti- 
tion be placed on file. 

Aid. Harding moved to concur in the 
said reports. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DI- 
VISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

West Division, submitted the following 

report, which was, on motion of Aid. 

Egan, deferred and ordered published: 
Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 



West Division, to whom was referred 
(November 8th, 1909, page 1609) ordi- 
nance granting. Chicago and Northwest- 
ern Railway Company permission and 
authority to construct and maintain two 
canopies over sidewalks in Clinton and 
Canal streets, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the ordinance 
with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company, a corporation, 
its successors and assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use two canopies over the 
sidewalks in Clinton and Canal streets in 
front of the entrances to the Chicago and 
Northwestern Terminal Station in the 
block bounded by Madison street, Canal 
street, Washington boulevard and Clin- 
ton street. Said canopies shall not ex- 
ceed one hundred and sixty-three (163) 
feet and ninety-seven ( 97 ) feet in length, 
respectively, shall not extend more than 
sixteen (16) feet beyond the face of the 
building, and the lowest portion of same 
shall not be less than twelve ( 12 ) feet 
above the surface of the sidewalk at that 
point, as shown on blue print attached 
to this ordinance, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part hereof. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopies shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and the Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall be 
issued allowing any work to be done in 



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and about the construction of said canopy 
herein authorized until such plans and 
specifications have first been submitted 
to and approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works and said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease 
and determine ten (10) years from 
and after the date of the passage 
of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of 
the Mayor. This ordinance is subject 
to amendment, modification or repeal at 
any time, and in case of repeal all privi- 
leges hereby granted shall thereupon 
cease. In case of the termination of 
the privileges herein granted, by lapse 
of time or by the exercise of the 
Mayor's discretion, or otherwise, said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, shall 
remove said canopies without cost or ex- 
pense of any kind whatsoever to the City 
of Chicago, provided that in the event 
of the failure, neglect or refusal on the 
part of said grantee, its successors or 
assigns, to remove said canopies when di- 
rected so to do, the City of Chicago may 
proceed to remove same and charge the 
expense thereof to said grantee, its suc- 
cessors or assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company, its 
successors or assigns, shall pay to the 
City of Chicago, as long as the privileges 
herein authorized are being enjoyed, the 
sum of one hundred fifty-five dol- 
lars ($155.00) per year, payable annu- 
ally in advance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter, provided that 
if default is made in the payment of any 
of the installments of compensation here- 
in provided for, the privileges herein 
granted shall immediately terminate and 
this ordinance shall become null and 
void. 

Section 4. Before doing any work 



under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordinance, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or by 
reason or on account of the passage of 
this ordinance, or from or by reason or 
on account of any act or thing done by 
the grantee herein by virtue of the au- 
thority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, upon the filing of the accept- 
ance in writing of this ordinance by the 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for within sixty (60) 
days of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Egan, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, November 1, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 

West Division, to whom was referred ( Oct. 



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26, 1909, page 1488) an ordinance vacat- 
ing alley in the block bounded by School 
place, South Clinton street, South Jef- 
ferson street and West Monroe street, 
Ward's Subdivision, School Section Ad- 
dition, Section 16-39-14, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
ordinance without compensation, in ac- 
cordance with the opinion of the Corpor- 
ation Counsel,- dated December 2d, 1909, 
and published herewith, a charge of one 
hundred ($100.00) dollars, however, be- 
ing made to cover expenses of the City 
in making investigation, etc. : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
eight (8) foot north and south public 
alley west of and adjoining the west 
line of Lots one (1) to six (6) in John 
Ward's Subdivision of Lot five (5), in 
Block forty-eight (48), School Section 
Addition to Chicago, in northwest quar- 
ter (N. W. y 4 ) Section sixteen (16), 
Township thirty-nine (39), North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal , Meridian, said alley being 
further described as the first north and 
south public alley west of S. Clinton 
street extending south from School place 
one hundred forty (140) feet in the 
block bounded on the north by School 
place, on the south by W. Monroe street, 
on the east by S. Clinton street and on 
the west by S. Jefferson street, as col- 
ored in red and indicated by the words 
"To be vacated" upon the plat hereto 
attached, which plat for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance, be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed, inasmuch as said 
alley is no longer required for public 
use and the public interest will be sub- 
served by its vacation. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage; provided that John M. 
Clark and Cecilia B. Plamondon shall 
within sixty (60) days of the passage 



of this ordinance file for record in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
County, Illinois, a certified copy of this 
ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 

The following opinion from the Cor- 
poration Counsel was submitted with the 
foregoing report: 

Office of the Corporation Counsel, 1 
December 2, 1909. C 
In re vacation of alley in Block 48, 

School Section Addition, 16-39-14. 
Hon. N. R. Finn, Chairman, Committee 

on Compensation: 

Dear Sir — Your communication under 
date of November 27th in relation to 
above subject with the request for an 
opinion as to the rights of the city in 
the alley in the rear of Lot 5, Block 48 
of said subdivision at the present time 
was duly received. 

I have been in consultation with Mr. 
Jampolis of this office who has rendered 
an opinion on this subject to the Com- 
mittee on Public Lands. 

From certified copy of an ordinance 
passed February 28, 1855, it appears that 
this alley was vacated by the City Coun- 
cil to take effect when a sum of money 
equal to the amount expended for sur- 
veys, costs and damages for the opening 
of the alley shall be placed in the hands 
of the City Treasurer for refund to the 
parties who may have incurred such cost. 

It nowhere appears that any cost had 
been incurred in the opening of the al- 
ley, no claim for damages appears to have 
been filed . and after the lapse of fifty 
years, it is fair to surmise that no de- 
posit was ever made necessary. 

In a letter from John W. Green, Esq., 
who at the time was Corporation Coun- 
sel, to George W. Deal, Esq., Commis- 
sioner of Streets, under date of January 
3, 1888, as to the rights of the city in the 



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alley in question, Mr. Green finds "that 
the city intended to release all its rights 
in and to said alley subject to the condi- 
tion therein named. From the length of 
time since the passage of the order it is 
prima facie evidence that no claims were 
filed for expense and in my opinion the 
city would at this late date be estopped 
from making any legal claims. I find 
that there has been an occupancy adverse 
to the city and that the parties have 
erected buildings upon the premises. 
Length of time, adverse possession and 
the evident intent of the city to release 
its rights would preclude the city from 
successfully ejecting the parties from 
their occupancy of the premises." This 
letter is recorded in the Recorder's office 
in Book 2146, page 525, and would form 
a basis of an estoppel against the city if 
the ordinance passed in 1855 had not laid 
such foundation already. 

More than twenty years have passed 
since this opinion was rendered. For 
more than fifty years this alley has been 
occupied by private parties. Permanent 
improvements of a valuable character 
have been made during that time and are 
now occupying the alley. 

This case comes squarely within the 
rule that where private parties, acting 
on the faith of the belief that the alley 
had been abandoned or vacated by the 
municipality, have, with the acquiescence 
of those representing the municipality, 
erected structures and made improve- 
ments of such lasting and valuable a 
character that to permit the public to 
assert the right to repossess itself . of 
the premises would entail such great pe- 
cuniary loss and sacrifice that justice 
and right would demand that the public 
be estopped. 

Village of Lee v. Harris, 206 111. 437-8. 

I am, therefore, of opinion that the 
city is estopped from asserting any right 
to the possession of the alley in question, 
and that there is no legal objection to 



the passage of an ordinance vacating the 
same a second time. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Adolph Traub, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved : . 

Edward J. Brundage, 

Corporation Counsel. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report: 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys/ 
West Division, to whom was recommitted 
(October 18, 1909, page 1439), an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of the 
south three feet of West Wilson avenue, 
between Kimball avenue and North Cen- 
tral Park avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the same be referred 
to the Committee on Public Lands. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Egan moved to concur in the said 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



HARBORS, WHARVES AND BRIDGES. 
The Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Foell, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges, to whom was referred (Oc- 
tober 26, 1909, page 1488) an ordinance 
amending Sections 979, 993, 1013 and 
1014 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, in re bridges, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 



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to report and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying substitute ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 979 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905 as 
amended, and Sections 993, 1013, 1014 
and 1016 of said Code. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 979 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 as amended, and Sections 993, 
1013, 1014 and 1016 be and the same are 
hereby amended to read respectively as 
follows : 

Section 979. Bridges Closed — Hours.) 
No bridge within the city, excepting on 
Sundays, shall be opened during the 
time herein specified: 

1.- Across the main river and across 
the South Branch of the Chicago Riv- 
er, from its junction with the main 
river and as far south as 12th street, 
including the latter, and across the 
North Branch of the Chicago River at 
Kinzie street, between the hours of 
6:30 and 8:30 o'clock in the morning 
and 5 and 7 o'clock in the evening; 
provided, however, that the bridges 
across the main river at Rush street, 
State street, Dearborn street and Clark 
street shall be opened to admit the 
passage of passenger boats one-half 
hour earlier in the evening than the 
hours aforesaid. 

2. Across the North Branch of the 
Chicago River from Kinzie street, ex- 
clusive, to Halsted street, inclusive, 
and across the South Branch of the 
Chicago River, from 12th street, ex- 
clusive, to Halsted street, inclusive, be- 
tween the hours of 6 and 7 o'clock in 
the morning and 5:30 and 6:30 o'clock 
in the evening. 

3. All other bridges between the 
hours of 6 and 7 o'clock in the morn- 
ing and 6 and 7 o'clock in the even- 
ing. 

The provisions of this section shall 
not be applied to bridges which have a 



clearance of less than sixteen feet above 
the surface of the water. Such bridges 
shall open at any time excepting as 
hereinafter provided to permit the pas- 
sage of harbor tugs. 

Whenever upon any alarm of fvre y 
any fire boat shall approach any bridge 
and sound the proper signal for such 
bridge to open, the bridge-tender shall, 
if such bridge is closed, open the same 
as soon as practicable; or, if open, keep 
such bridge open until such fire boat 
shall have an opportunity to pass 
through the draw of said bridge, not- 
withstanding street traffic may there- 
by be delayed, under penalty for a fail- 
ure to comply with this section of not 
less than ten dollars nor more than 
one hundred dollars for each offense. 

Section 993. Signals Prescribed.) 
Each signal shall be a ball of suitable 
material of red color for use in the day 
time and shall be not less than twenty- 
four inches in diameter. The signal 
for the night time shall be a red lan- 
tern of such size and so placed and ar- 
ranged when elevated as to be easily 
seen up and down the river and the 
street. 

When any vessel shall signal for any 
bridge, if the bridge tender can open 
the same he shall thereupon lower such 
ball or lantern as a signal for the ap- 
proaching vessel to proceed through the 
bridge draw. If the bridge tender for 
any reason can not open such bridge 
such ball or lantern shall remain ele- 
vated until the bridge can be opened; 
provided, that after any bridge has 
been opened for the purpose of permit- 
ting vessels to pass through, the afore- 
said signals shall be elevated imme- 
diately after the bridge is closed and 
shall be kept elevated for fully ten 
minutes for such persons, teams or 
vehicles as may be waiting to pass over, 
if so much time shall be required for 
such purpose. 

At all other times such signals shall 
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The sounding bells and gongs for the 
clearance of traffic on the bridge and 
as notice to persons, teams or vehicles 
that the bridge is about to be swung or 
opened, shall not be a signal for the 
approaching vessel to proceed through 
the draic. 

Section 1013. Vessel Blocking Pas- 
ige — Injury to Bridge — Penalty.) No 
vessel, steam boat, propellor, tug or 
other craft shall be moored, laid, 
brought to a stop or anchored within 
the harbor so as to prevent the pas- 
sage of any other vessel, craft or float 
nor shall any vessel, steam boat, pro-, 
pellor, tug or other craft, be so moored, 
laid, brought to a stop or anchored, as 
to range against, injure, interfere with, 
or hinder the opening or closing of any 
bridge across the river or any branch 
thereof; nor shall any vessel, steam 
boat, propellor, tug or other craft be 
so navigated, when winding, as to 
strike or come in contact with any 
bridge, bridge abutment, center pier, 
or the piles or other protection thereof, 
under a penalty of not less than ten 
nor exceeding one hundred dollars, to 
be recovered from the master, owner 
or person in charge thereof, for such 
offense. 

Section 1014. Speed at Bridges — 
Forbidden Anchorage — Penalty.) All 
vessels, steam boats, propellors, tugs or 
other craft navigating the harbor, 
when passing any bridge shall be 
moved past the same as expeditiously 
as is consistent with a proper move- 
ment in the harbor; but in no case 
shall any such craft while passing any 
bridge and obstructing the passage 
across such bridge, move at a rate of 
speed less than two miles per hour, and 
in no case shall any vessel, steam boat, 
propellor, tug or other craft, while 
passing any bridge and obstructing the 
same, remain or obstruct the passage 
across such bridge more than five min- 
utes; and no vessel, craft or float 
shall be so anchored, laid, moored or 
fastened or brought to a stop, as to 



prevent any bridge from a free and 
speedy opening or closing, or any ves- 
sel from a free and direct passage, nor 
shall any line or fastening be so 
thrown, laid or made fast as to cross 
the track of any bridge or vessel, under 
a penalty of not less than twenty- five 
dollars for each offense, to be recov- 
ered from the master or other person 
having charge of such vessel, craft or 
float. 

Section 1016. Steam Tugs for Ves- 
sels — Penalty.) All vessels, craft or 
floats not propelled by steam, navigat- 
ing the harbor,, for which the opening 
of any bridge may be necessary, shall, 
while approaching and passing such 
bridge be towed by a steam tug. Any 
steam boat, vessel, craft or float pro- 
pelled by steam of twelve hundred 
(1,200) tons gross burden or more, 
while navigating the portion of the 
Chicago River bounded by the Rush 
street bridge on the east, the Twelfth 
street bridge on the south and the Chi- 
cago avenue bridge on the north, all 
inclusive, shall have the assistance of a 
tug or tugs. It shall be unlawful for 
any steam boat, vessel, craft or float 
of twelve hundred (1,200) tons gross 
burden or more to back through any 
bridge draw in the Chicago River or 
the Calumet River within the limits of 
the City of Chicago ivithout the assis- 
tance of a tug or tugs. 

Any person owning or in charge, pos- 
session or control of any such vessel, 
craft or float, who shall navigate or 
cause to be navigated such vessel, craft 
or float in the harbor in violation of 
any of the provisions of this section, 
shall be fined not less than twenty-five 
dollars nor more than one hundred dol- 
lars for each offense. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force- and effect from and after its 

passage and due publication. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Charles M. Foeix, 

Chairman. 



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HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

The Committee on Health Department 
submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Lawley, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, December. 1, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health Department 
to whom was referred (November 22, 
1909, page 1794) an ordinance providing 
that the covers of glass receptacles in 
which milk or cream is offered for sale 
shall show the name of the bottler, etc., 
and that bottles containing soda water, 
pop and other carbonated beverages shall 
have the name of the bottler engraved, 
etc., thereon, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the two accom- 
panying substitute ordinances : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That it shall be unlawful 
for any person, firm or corporation to 
sell, offer for sale, or give away within 
the City of Chicago, any soda water, pop, 
ginger ale, seltzer or other carbonated 
beverages in bottles or siphons unless 
each of said bottles or siphons shall have 
blown into it, etched, engraved or other- 
wise indicated thereon, the name of the 
person, firm or corporation manufactur- 
ing or bottling said contents. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration violating the provisions of this 
Ordinance shall be fined not less than five 
($5.00) dollars nor more than one hun- 
dred ($100.00) dollars for each offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be 
in force and effect from and after its 
passage and due publication. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That it shall be unlawful 
for any person, firm or corporation to 
sell or offer for sale within the City of 
Chicago any milk or cream in bottles 



or glass jars, unless each of said bot- 
tles or glass jars shall have indelibly 
indicated upon the cover or cap thereof 
in a legible and conspicuous manner, the 
name of the person, firm or corporation 
bottling said milk or cream in such bot- 
tles or glass jars; it shall be unlawful 
for any such bottle or glass jar to have 
blown into it, or otherwise indicated 
thereon, the name of any person, firm or 
corporation other than or different from 
that which is indicated on said cover or 
cap. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration violating the provisions of this 
ordinance shall be fined not less than five 
($5.00) dollars nor more than one hun- 
dred ($100.00) dollars for. each offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage and due publication. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Jas. H. Lawley, 

Chairman. 

The following communication from the 
Corporation Counsel was submitted with 
the foregoing report: 
Office of the Corporation Counsel,] 
December 2, 1909. C 
Alderman James H. Lawley, Chairman, 

Health Committee: 

Dear Sir — I am sending you herewith 
copies of the ordinances concerning the 
labeling of milk bottles and jars and 
bottles and siphons containing carbon- 
ated beverages, adopted at yesterday's 
meeting of your committee, subject to 
an opinion from this office as to their 
legality. 

In my opinion these ordinances are 
valid, being a legal exercise of the police 
power of the city for the purpose of con- 
serving the public health, of aiding in 
the enforcement of other health ordi- 
nances, of the prevention of fraud and 
deceit, and for the protection of private 
property. 

Very respectfully yours, 

(Signed) Clarence N. Boord, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 



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ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom had 
been referred (November 1, 1909, page 
1574) an ordinance amending Section 
1054 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905 (adding Section 1054a), 
fixing a penalty for failure on the part 
of physicians and midwives to report 
births within a certain period; and an 
ordinance (referred November 22, 1909, 
page 1794) amending Section 1305 of the 
said Code (adding Sections 1305a to 
1305e), prescribing regulations for the 
handling of foodstuffs in a cleanly man- 
ner by dealers in same; submitted re- 
ports recommending that the said or- 
dinances be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawley moved to concur in the 
said reports. 

The motion prevailed. 



CITY HALL AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 
The Committee on City Hall and Pub- 
lic Buildings submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Taylor, ordered published and placed on 
file': 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled-. 

Your Committee on City Hall and 
Public Buildings beg leave to submit 
herewith a report of the progress of the 
work of construction of the new city 
hall, and request that said report be pub- 
lished in the Council Proceedings: 

GENERAL REPORT OF THE PROGRESS OF THE 
WORK ON THE CHICAGO CITY HALL. 

Dec. 1, 1909. 

Since your committee's last report 
there have been several notable improve- 
ments in the condition of the work. 

The steel work is nearly complete. 
There are a few beams and girders in 
connection with the Cook County Court 
House on the north end yet to be set 
and riveted. This work is progressing 
as 'rapidly as possible. The penthouses 



and skylights are all set and riveted. 
The connections to the tenth story canti- 
lever girders cannot ■ be connected until 
the granite capitals are set. There are a 
few odds and ends, such as first story 
starts of main stairs, a portion of the 
steel in the coal bunker walls, etc., yet 
to be set, and are only held as they 
interfere with other work of more im- 
portance. 

The general excavation is completed, 
but a small amount of trench work in 
the basement is yet to be done. There 
have been about 28,000 yards of exca- 
vated material and rubbish removed 
from the building under the contract of 
the Noel Construction Co 1 . 

The concreting of the various portions 
of the building is in better condition 
than at any previous time. The con- 
tractors for the concrete work have in- 
stalled a second mixer, with additional 
hoisting apparatus, and are following 
the other trades as fast as good work 
will allow. All the vault story trusses 
are completed. All columns are con- 
creted up to and including those of the 
fourth story, and 29 on the fifth story 
are finished. All brick columns are con- 
creted up to the eighth floor inclusive. 
The sub-basement concrete with the ex- 
ception of a small portion of the fin- 
ished floor and a part of the coal bunk- 
ers, is finished. All the trenches in the 
basement are concreted and about 25,000 
square feet of finished concrete floor 
completed. The filling in of arches on 
the various floors is being done ahead of 
the enclosing walls; all arches up to 
and including the fifth floor are com- 
pleted ; 60 per cent, of the sixth floor and 
40 per cent of the seventh, and the 
eighth floor arches started. The concret- 
ing on the roof is two-thirds complete. 
There are 70* per cent of the arches on 
the eleventh floor and all double gird- 
ers completed. 

The reports from the granite quarry 
show that the entire job was cut and 
ready for shipment on November 13th. 
There have been 330 cars delivered in 



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Chicago to date. There are four cars 
now on the track at the railway yards 
ready for delivery to the building. There 
are 44 cars on team track in Chicago 
ready to be set; 27 of these have been 
ordered in. There are 24 cars now in 
transit between the quarries and Chi- 
cago. The runways at the building are 
filled with granite ready to go into the 
walls and the only question is how fast 
it can be set. There are 7 setters, 8 
engineers, 3 stone cutters and 35 der- 
rickmen now working on the building. 

The granite work on the south or 
Washington stree't side has the new east 
column on the County Building with 
the shaft complete and the first course 
of cap set. All the base course up to 
the fourth story is set complete. The 
southwest corner pavilion is up to the 
sixth floor level. 

The base of the west column on the 
County Building is set and is ready to 
start the shaft. The lower courses for 
the two other columns on this side are 
set. 

The La Salle street side is set solid 
to the fourth story. The column bases 
are all set on this side. 

The south pavilion is up to the sixth 
story level and the north pavilion is up 
to the fifth story level. The shafts are 
started on all columns with the excep- 
tion of the two middle ones. 

The Randolph street end has the east 
column on the County Building with the 
shaft set ready for the capital. 

The west corner pavilion on Randolph 
street is to the fifth story. They are 
setting the heavy vault story course and 
the west half is in. 

There are now nine derricks working 
on the City Hall and two on the County 
Building. 

There are 22 stone cutters, 2 derrick- 
men and 1 engineer at the yard remit- 
ting the granite for the County Build- 
ing. 

The brick backing is following the 



granite work. The two light courts 
are being pushed so as to have that part 
of the building enclosed as soon as pos- 
sible. The south court is up to the ninth 
story sills and the north is up to the 
eighth story sills. The brickwork of 
the north and south corridor is started 
on the south end of the first floor and 
is complete up to the main corridor. 

The marble contractor has started to 
deliver material and reports a large 
quantity of marble ready for shipment. 
There are four cars of marble now in 
the City of Chicago. 

The fireproof arches, including the roof 
are in with the exception of portion next 
to the County Building and where the 
material hoists interfere. 

The tile partitions are in on the sec- 
ond and third floors and are started 
in the vault story. The elevator lob- 
bies are ready for tile partitions up to 
and including the seventh story. 

The electrical work is keeping ahead 
of the trades following. The main ser- 
vice is up to the ninth floor; the power 
feeders and mains are practically in and 
are run to within 20 feet of the switch- 
board; the fire alarm conduits are prac- 
tically installed. The installing of the 
outlets is following the ventilation and 
lathing work, and the electricians are at 
work on the upper stories and roof. The 
second, third, vault and fourth stories 
are almost completely roughed in, and 
the electricians are following up on the 
fifth and sixth floors. The telephone, 
push button and signal systems are fin- 
ished on the second, third, vault and 
fourth stories. 

The ornamental metal men have all 
the first story outside metal frames 
set, with the exception of one at the 
south end and one at the north end 
where driveways enter the building. 
These frames are on the premises, but 
cannot be set until all the teaming 
through the building is discontinued. 
The rough elevator fronts are in all the 
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side of the seventh story lobby; there is 
a scaffolding with outriggers at this 
floor which interferes with the elevator 
fronts. The scaffolding will be re- 
moved as soon as the brickwork of the 
north court reaches this level. The cast 
iron sills for the elevator fronts are set 
all the way up except one at the south 
side of the sixth floor and one on the 
south side of the eighth floor. 

The four main stairways have the 
rough carriages, risers, etc., set com- 
plete to the roof. There are two stairs 
set to the basement, one flight of iron 
stairs from the third to the vault story 
near column 101 and one flight of stairs 
from the fourth story to the fifth story 
near column 77. The iron stairs from 
the second story toilet rooms to the fire 
escapes and the iron doors to fire es- 
capes are set. 

The metal lathing and suspended ceil- 
ing work is in up to' the ninth floor. 
This includes only parts of the work 
on each floor, as it could not be fin- 
ished complete on account of the un- 
finished portion of the enclosing wall. 
The second and third stories are being 
plastered and the finish coat and some 
cornice work is started in the second 
story. There have been about 18,000 
yards of suspended ceilings placed in 
position in the building. 

The steam mains are up to the tenth 
floor where they are being run as over- 
head feeders. 

The returns and branches are in up 
to the ninth floor. The temporary radi- 
ators are connected up in the second and 
third stories as far as possible, ready for 
temporary heat. All basement work is 
practically finished. There is some un- 
derground work yet to be done. All 
the tanks in connection with the steam 
work are on the job and some are con- 
nected. The foundations for the pumps 
in the sub -basement are being built and 
the steamfitter is running the headers 
for the boiler connections. 

The five water tube boilers and the 
horizontal return tubular boiler are all 



in the basement, set on foundations. 
All the breeching, fronts, arch brick, tile, 
grates and furnaces are in the building 
ready for connection. Boiler No. 1 is 
erected in place complete, including the 
front. The remaining four fronts for 
the water tube boilers are now being 
set and lined up. 

The plumber has his risers through the 
roof, except the ones which come in 
connection with the County Building 
changes and these risers are started. All 
the roughing in on the second, third 
and vault stories is complete. The 
main toilets on both sides of the lob- 
bies are roughed in up to and including 
the ninth story. Eight out of ten of the 
vacuum risers are run up to and includ- 
ing the seventh floor. The sub-drains 
in the basement, except in the southeast 
corner, are in. All suspended sewers 
are in, excepting one and are connected 
to the street sewers. Downspouts are 
in and connected to the street sewers 
and are ready to have stacks extended 
through the roof. The two ejectors in 
the sub -basement are in and connected. 
All ground work and drains, together 
with brick and iron basins, are complete 
in the sub-basement. The three house 
tanks and the ice water system equal- 
izing tank are installed in the penthouse 
on the roof. All the small risers, sup- 
plies and ice water piping are in up 
to the tenth floor inclusive. 

The main vent ducts are up to the 
eighth floor and the horizontal blast and 
vent ducts are being connected on the 
various floors. The duct work for the 
second floor is complete except a small 
portion of the work in the Council Cham- 
ber and where the two material hoists 
interfere. The third story work is prac- 
tically complete. The vault story has 
about 30 per cent of the work now in- 
stalled, and a large portion of the bal- 
ance being exposed will go in after the 
plastering is done on this floor. The 
fourth floor is practically done and the 
fifth floor has 50 per cent of the work 
in. All ducts in the outside walls are 



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up to the vault and fourth stories and 
are 80 per cent completed. The work 
of reconnecting the vent and blast ducts 
of the County Building is now being 
done. 

The building is being enclosed with 
temporary board and glass windows all 
around the first story, and the upper 
stories will have temporary enclosures 
as soon as possible. The contractors are 
enclosing skylights and roof enclosures 
and enclosing the penthouses with per- 
manent brick walls. They are placing 
an enclosure around the main roof and 
the eleventh story in a water and weath- 
er tight condition and will run the 
enclosing walls below up to this point 
until such a time as the granite columns 
are complete and the main terra cotta 
cornice can be built. This will allow 
plastering and interior work to proceed 
without damage from weather. 

There has been an average number 
of men working in the various trades as 
follows : 

Steel men 15 

Concrete, both carpenters and la- 
borers 75 

Masons and helpers 125 

Granite (building and yard) 70 

Steam heating 12 

Plumbing 21 

Electric work 10 

Carpentry work 21 

Boiler men 14 

Laborers 22 

Ventilation 44 

Painters 2 

Ornamental men 7 

Plasterers . . 22 

Lathers 12 

Laborers for plasterers 26 

Terra cotta men 30 

Fireproofing 65 

Miscellaneous men 15 

This gives a total of about 608 men. 

There seems to be no reason at pres- 
ent to prevent the general contractor 
from turning the building over complete 



ready for the occupancy of the city on 
contract time. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Francis W. Tayix>r, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 
FIRST WARD. 
Aid. Coughlin presented the following 

orders, which were, on motion, duly 

•passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Brunswick - 
Balke-Collender Co. to erect two elec- 
tric arc lights in front of premises 
known as Nos. 263 and 265 Wabash 
avenue. Said lights shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to M. R. 
Polakoff & Co., to erect and maintain 
a wooden sign in front of premises 
known as Nos. 72-74 Wabash avenue, 
said sign to measure two feet by three 
feet. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Gust Kos- 
takos to erect and maintain a wooden 
sign in front of premises known as 
3 Park Row, said sign to measure 6 
feet by 3 feet. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance 



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with all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Harding presented the claim of 
Hannah Sanders for refund of duplicate 
payment of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of the alley between 32nd street, 
33rd street, South Park avenue and 
Vernon avenue, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of the alley between 32nd street, 33rd 
street, South Park avenue and Vernon 
avenue," passed October 28, 1907, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, Docket 32605 
of the County Court of said County, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Dixon, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Riehert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCc-id, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 



Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays— None. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid Foreman presented the claim of 
the Village of Oak Park for a rebate of 
water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Dailey presented the claim of 
Daniel D. Lordan for wages withheld 
for time lost on account of personal in- 
jury, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Riehert presented the claim of 
Henry Pratt Boiler and Machine Com- 
pany for compensation for tunnel shield 
used in the construction of the Law- 
rence Avenue Sewer, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Riehert presented ordinances as 
follows, which were referred to the Com- 
mittee on Schools : 

gallistel school. 
Be it ordained by the City. Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley, 14 feet in width, 
lying west of Lots 13 to 24 and east of 
Lots 25 to 36 in Block 14 of part of the 
Ironworkers' Addition to South Chicago, 
being a subdivision of the south frac- 
tional half of Fractional Section eight 
(8), Township thirty-seven (37) North, 
Range fifteen (15), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, being further de- 
scribed as a part of the north and south 
public alley running south from 103rd 
street to 104th street, and lying between 
Ewing avenue and Avenue J, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, as colored in red and indi- 
cated by the words "To be vacated" on 
the plat hereto attached, which, for 



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greater certainty, is hereby made a part 
hereof, be and the same is hereby va- 
cated and closed, the same being no 
longer necessary for use as a public 
alley, and the public interests will be 
subserved by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express 
condition that the Board of Education 
of the City of Chicago shall within 
thirty (30) days after the passage of 
this ordinance, file for record in the of- 
gce of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
County, Illinois, a certified copy of this 
ordinance; and upon the further express 
condition that this ordinance shall not 
go into effect, nor the vacation herein 
provided for become effective, until there 
shall have been laid open by the said 
Board of Education of the City of Chi- 
cago the north 14 feet of Lot 38 in 
Block aforesaid, as a driveway, usable 
by the entire public, as shown on the 
hereinbefore mentioned plat, and indi- 
cated by the words '"'open alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect from 
and after its passage, subject, however, 
to the provisions of Section 2 hereof. 

CLARKE SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the east-and- 
west public alley, 16 feet in width, lying 
between the south line of Lots 1 to 12 
and the the West 8 feet of Lot 13, and 
the north line of the west 8 feet of Lot 
37 and Lots 38 to 49, all inclusive, in 
Block 16 of the Division of Section nine 
(9), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range fourteen ( 14 ) , East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, being further de- 
scribed as a part of the east-and-west 
public alley running west from South 
Paulina street, between Hastings street 
and West 13th street, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, as colored in red and indicated by 
the words "To be vacated" on the plat 



hereto attached, which, for greater cer- 
tainty, is hereby made a part hereof, be 
and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, the same being no longer neces- 
sary for use as a public alley and the 
public interests will be subserved by the 
vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the* City of Chicago shall, within 30 
days after the entry of judgment in con- 
demnation hereinafter mentioned, file 
for record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance, and upon the 
further condition that the said Board of 
Education of the City of Chicago shall 
first acquire, by condemnation proceed- 
ing, the title to all of the lots abutting 
upon the part of the alley herein pro- 
vided to be vacated; and upon the fur- 
ther express condition that this ordinance 
shall not go into effect, nor shall the va- 
cation herein provided for become effec- 
tive, until there shall have been laid open 
by the said Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago the east 16 feet of Lot 
37 aforesaid as a driveway, usable by the 
entire public, as shown on the hereinbe- 
fore mentioned plat and indicated by the 
words "open alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, subject, however, 
to the provisions of Section 2 hereof. 

HOWE SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north-and- 
south public alley, 16 feet in width, lying 
between the west line of the south 9 feet 
of Lot 12 and all of Lots 13 to 25, and 
the east line of Lots 26 to 38 and the 
south 9 feet of Lot 39, in Block two 
(2) in William S. Walker's Subdivision 
of the west half of the northeast quarter 
of the northwest quarter of Section nine 
(9), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 



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Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, being further de- 
scribed as a part of the north-and-south 
public alley running from the south line 
of West Superior street to the north line 
of West Chicago avenue, between Willow 
avenue and Laurel avenue, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, as colored in red and indicated 
by the words "To be vacated" on the plat 
hereto attached, which, for greater cer- 
tainty, is hereby made a part hereof, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, the same being no longer neces- 
sary for use as a public alley, and the 
public interests will be subserved by the 
vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 days 
after entry of judgment in condemnation 
hereinafter mentioned, file for record in 
the office of the Eecorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy of 
this ordinance; and upon the further 
express condition that the said Board 
of Education shall first acquire, by con- 
demnation proceeding, the title to all 
of the lots abutting upon that part of the 
alley herein provided to be vacated; and 
upon the further express condition that 
this ordinance shall not go into effect, 
nor shall the vacation herein provided 
for become effective, until there shall 
have been laid open by the said Board 
of Education of the City of Chicago the 
north 16 feet of Lot 39 aforesaid as a 
driveway, usable by the entire public, 
as shown on the hereinbefore mentioned 
plat and indicated by the words "open 
alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, subject, however, 
to the provisions of Section 2 hereof. 

DEWEY SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That all of the east and 



west public alley, 8 feet in width, lying 
between the south line of the west 119 
feet of Lot A in Block 5 in H. B. Bry- 
ant's Addition to Chicago, a Subdivision 
in the west half of the southwest quarter 
of the southwest quarter of Section nine 
(9), Township thirty-eight (38) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, and the north line 
of the west 9 feet of Lot fourteen (14) 
and Lots fifteen (15) to eighteen (18), 
all inclusive, of Lorimer's Subdivision 
of the south 498 feet of the east half 
of the southwest quarter of the south- 
west quarter of Section nine (9) afore- 
said, being further described as a part 
of the east and west public alley running 
west from Wallace street, between West 
41st street and West 41st place, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
on the plat hereto attached, which, for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
hereof, be and the same is hereby vacated 
and closed, the same being no longer 
necessary for use as a public alley, and 
the public interests will be subserved by 
the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon .the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 
days after entry of judgment in con- 
demnation hereinafter mentioned, file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance; and upon 
the further express condition that the 
said Board of Education shall first ac- 
quire, by condemnation proceeding, the 
title to all of the lots abutting upon the 
part of the alley herein provided to be 
vacated; and upon the further express 
condition that this ordinance shall not 
go into effect, nor shall the vacation 
herein provided for become effective, un- 
til there shall have been laid open by the 
said Board of Education of the City of 
Chicago the east 16 feet of Lot 14 afore- 
said, and the strip of land 12 feet in 



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width abutting, on the north, Lot 19 in 
Lorimer's Subdivision aforesaid, and run- 
ning from Union avenue to the west line 
of Lot A aforesaid, as driveways, usable 
by the entire public, as shown on the 
hereinbefore mentioned plat and indicated 
by the words "Open alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; subject, however, 
to the provisions of Section 2 hereof. 

emmet school. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the east and 
west public alley, 20 feet in width, lying 
between the south line of Lot 19 and the 
north line of Lots 47 to 53, all inclusive, 
in Block 6 of Craft's Addition to Austin- 
ville, a Subdivision of the west 36*4 acres 
of the south 43% acres of the west half 
of the southwest quarter of Section nine 
(9), Township thirty-nine (39) north, 
Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, being further de- 
scribed as the east and west public alley 
running east from Central Park avenue, 
between West Madison street and Wash- 
ington boulevard, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois; 
and all that part of the north and south 
public alley, 20 feet in width, in Block 
16 aforesaid, lying south of the north 
20 feet of Lots 12 and 31 in said block, 
all as colored in red and indicated by 
the words "To be vacated" on the plat 
hereto attached, which, for greater cer- 
tainty, is hereby made a part hereof, be 
and the same are hereby vacated and 
closed, the same being no longer neces- 
sary for use as public alleys, and the 
public interests will be subserved by the 
vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacations herein pro- 
vided for are made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago shall, within 30 days 
after entry of judgment in condemnation 
hereinafter mentioned, file for record in 



the office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy 
of this ordinance; and upon the further 
express conditon that the said Board of 
Education of the City of Chicago shall 
first acquire, by condemnation proceed- 
ing, the title to all of the lots abutting 
upon the parts of the alley herein pro- 
vided to be vacated. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, subject, however, 
to the provisions of Section 2 hereof. 

HAMLIN, SUNNYSIDE, AVERS AND WILSON 
AVENUES SITE. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley, 16 feet in width, lying 
between the west line of Lots 1 to 9 and 
tbe east line of Lots 10 to 18, of Block 4 
in Goetz's Addition to Chicago, in the 
northwest quarter of Section fourteen 
(14), Township forty (40) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian, being further described as 
• the north and south public alley running 
from the north line of Sunnyside avenue 
to the south line of the north 24y 2 rods 
of the north half of the southwest quar- 
ter of the northwest quarter of Section 
fourteen (14), Township forty (40) 
North, Range thirteen (13), between 
North Avers avenue and North Hamlin 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois; and all 
of the north and south public alley. 16 
feet in width, lying between the west 
line of Lots 1, 2 and 3 and the east line 
of Lots 4, 5 and 6, in Block 1 of Tyron 
& Davis' Second Addition to Irving Park, 
being further described as the north and 
south public alley, 16 feet in width, run- 
ning from the south line of Wilson ave- 
nue to the south line of Lots 3 and 4 
aforesaid, between North Avers avenue 
and North Hamlin avenue, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois; all as colored in red and 



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indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
on the plat hereto attached, which* for 
greater certainty, is hereby made a part 
hereof, be and the same are hereby va- 
cated and closed, the same being no long- 
er necessary for use as public alleys and 
the public interests will be subserved by 
the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacations herein pro- 
vided for are made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago shall, within 30 days af- 
ter entry of judgment in condemnation 
hereinafter mentioned, file for record in 
the office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy of 
this ordinance, and upon the further 
condition that the said Board of Edu- 
cation of the City of Chicago shall first 
acquire, by condemnation proceeding, the 
title to all of the lots abutting upon the 
alleys herein provided to be vacated. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect from 
and after its passage and approval, sub- 
ject, however, to the provisions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof. 

NEW TILTON SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley, 20 feet in width, lying 
west of the north 9 feet of Lot 17 and 
all of Lots 18 to 24, both inclusive, and 
east of Lots 25 to 31, both inclusive, and 
the north 9 feet of Lot 32, all in Block 
18 in the West Chicago Land Copmany's 
Subdivision of the south half of Section 
10, Township 39 North, Range 13, East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, other- 
wise described as a part of the north and 
south public alley running from South 
41st avenue to South 42d avenue, between 
Park avenue and West End avenue, in 
the City of Chihcago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, as colored in red 
and indicated by the words "To be va- 
cated" on the plat hereto attached, which, 
for greater certainty, is hereby made a 



part hereof, be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed, the same being no 
longer necessary for use as a public al- 
ley, and the public interests will be 
subserved by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 days 
after the passage of this ordinance, file 
for record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County,. Illinois, a certified 
copy of this ordinance, and upon the fur- 
ther express condition that this ordinance 
shall not go into effect, nor shall the va- 
cation herein provided for become effec- 
tive, until there shall have been laid 
open by the said Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago the south 16 feet of 
Lot 17 aforesaid as a driveway, usable 
by the entire public, as shown on the 
hereinbefore mentioned plat, and indi- 
cated by the words "open alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect from 
and after its passage and approval, sub- 
ject, however, to the provisions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof. 



CALHOUN SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley, 17 feet in width, 
lying west of Lots 29, 30, 31 and the 
north 9 feet of Lot 32, and east of the 
north 9 feet of Lot 25 and all of Lots 
26, 27 and 28, in Block 4 of Lowther's 
Subdivision of the East half of the 
North East quarter of the North West 
quarter of Section thirteen (13), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian, being further described as 
part of the north and south public alley 
running south from South Francisco 
avenue and lying between Jackson boule- 
vard and West Adams street, in the 
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State of Illinois, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
on the plat hereto attached, which, for 
greater certainty, is hereby made a part 
thereof, be and same is hereby vacated 
and closed, the same being no longer 
necessary for use as a public alley, and 
the public interests will be subserved by 
the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 days 
after the passage of this ordinance, file 
for record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, -a cer- 
tified copy of this ordinance, and upon 
the further express condition that this 
ordinance shall not go into effect, nor 
shall the vacation herein provided for 
become effective, until there shall have 
been laid open by the said Board of 
Education of the City of Chicago the 
south 16 feet of Lot 32 aforesaid, as a 
driveway, usable by the entire public, as 
shown on the hereinbefore mentioned 
plat, and indicated by the words "open 
alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect 
from and after its passage and approval, 
subject, however, to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof. 



DELANO SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the east and 
west public alley, 16 feet in width, lying 
between the south line of Lots 1 to 24 
and the north line of Lots 25 to 48, in 
Block 6, in Lambert Tree's Subdivision of 
the west half of the northwest quarter 
of Section fourteen (14), Township 
thirty-nine (39) North, Range thirteen 
(13), East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, being further described as the east 
and west public alley running from 
South Fortieth avenue to Springfield 
avenue, between W. Adams street and 



Wilcox, avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, as 
colored in red and indicated by the 
words "To be Vacated" on the plat 
hereto attached, which, for greater cer- 
tainty, is hereby made a part hereof, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, the same being no longer neces- 
sary for use as a public alley, and the 
public interests will be subserved by the 
vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con-, 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 
days after the passage of this ordinance, 
file for record in the office of the Re- 
corder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, 
a certified cop} 7 of this ordinance; and 
upon the further express - condition that 
this ordinance shall not go into effect, 
nor shall the vacation herein provided 
for become effective, until there shall 
have been dedicated as a public alley a 
strip of land in said block, 16 feet in 
width, running from W. Adams street 
to Wilcox avenue, the west line of which 
shall lie 125 feet east of S. Fortieth 
avenue, as shown on the hereinbefore 
mentioned plat and indicated by the 
words "open alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect 
from and after its passage and approval, 
subject, however, to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof. 



MCPHERSON SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley, 20 feet in width, 
lying east of and abutting the north 34 
feet of Lot 19, all of Lots 20 and 21, 
and the south 34 feet of Lot 22, in Block 
2 in Ravenswood, being a subdivision of 
the northeast quarter (except the north 
20 acres of the east half thereof); also 
the northeast quarter of the southeast 
quarter of Section eighteen (18), Town- 
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(14), East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, and the south half of the south- 
west quarter of the northwest quarter 
lying west of Clark street of Section 
seventeen (17), Township forty (40) 
North, Range fourteen (14), being 
further described as a part of the north 
and south public alley running from 
Leland avenue to Lawrence avenue, be- 
tween North Winchester avenue and 
North Lincoln street, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, as colored in red and indicated by 
the words "To be vacated" on the plat 
hereto attached, which, for greater cer. 
tainty, is hereby made a part hereof, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, the same being no longer neces- 
sary for use as a public alley, and the 
public interests would be subserved by 
the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 
days after the passage of this ordinance, 
file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance; 
and upon the further express condition 
that this ordinance shall not go into 
effect, nor shall the vacation herein pro- 
vided for become effective, until there 
shall have been laid open by the said 
Board of Education of the City of Chi- 
cago the south 16 feet of Lot 19 and the 
north 16 feet of Lot 22 aforesaid, as 
driveways, usable by the entire public, 
as shown on the hereinbefore mentioned 
plat and indicated by the words "open 
alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect 
from and after its passage and approval, 
subject, however, to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof. 

PICKARD SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That all of the east and 



west public alley, 16 feet in width, lying 
between the south line of Lots 1 to 11 
and the north line of Lots 38 to 48, all 
inclusive, of S. A. Goodwin's Subdivision 
of the south half of Block fifty-seven 
(57), in the Subdivision of Section nine- 
teen (19), Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, being further 
described as a part of the east and west 
public alley running from the west line 
of Oakley avenue to the east line of So. 
Western avenue, between 21st street 
and 22nd street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, as 
colored in red and indicated by the 
words "To be vacated" on the plat 
hereto attached, which, for greater cer- 
tainty, is hereby made a part hereof, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, the same being no longer neces- 
sary for use as a public alley, and the 
public interests will be subserved by the 
vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 days 
after entry of judgment in condemna- 
tion hereinafter mentioned, file for rec- 
ord in the office of the Recorder of Deeds 
of Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy 
of this ordinance; and upon the further 
express condition that the said Board of 
Education shall first acquire, by con- 
demnation proceedings, the title to all 
of the lots abutting upon that part of 
the alley herein provided to be vacated; 
and upon the further express condition 
that this ordinance shall not go into 
effect, nor shall the vacation herein pro- 
vided for become effective, until there 
shall have been laid open by the said 
Board of Education of the City of Chi- 
cago the east 16 feet of Lot 37 in the 
south half of Block 57 aforesaid, as a 
driveway, usable by the entire public, 
as .shown on the hereinbefore mentioned 
plat and indicated by the words "open 
alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 



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effect and be in force and effect 
from and after its passage and approval, 
subject, however, to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof. 

ALTGELD SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley, 16 feet in width, 
lying between the west line of Lots 713 
to 724, both inclusive, and the south 9 
feet of Lot 725, and the east line of 
the south 9 feet of Lot 748 and of Lots 
749 to 760, both inclusive, in Weddell 
& Cox's Addition to Englewood, in the 
east half of the southwest quarter of 
Section twenty (20), Township thirty- 
eight (38) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
being further described as a part of the 
north and south public alley running 
from the south line of W 70 th street to 
the north line of W. 71st street, between 
Loomis street and S. Ada street, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
on the plat hereto attached, which, for 
greater certainty, is hereby made a part 
hereof, be and the same is hereby va- 
cated and closed, the same being no 
longer necessary for use as a public 
alley and the public interests will be 
subserved by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 
days after the entry of judgment in 
condemnation hereinafter mentioned, file 
for record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a cer- 
tified copy of this ordinance, and upon 
the further express condition that the 
said Board of Education shall first ac- 
quire by condemnation proceeding, the 
title to all of the lots abutting upon the 
part of the alley herein provided to be 
vacated, and upon the further express 
condition that this ordinance shall not 



go into effect, nor shall the" vacation 
herein provided for become effective, 
until there shall have been laid open by 
the said Board of Education of the City 
of Chicago the north 16 feet of Lots 725 
and 748 aforesaid as a driveway, usable 
by the entire public, as shown on the 
hereinbefore mentioned plat and indi- 
cated by the words "open alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect 
from and after its passage and approval, 
subject, however, to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof. 



SCANLAN SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley, 16 feet in width, 
lying east of and abutting the south 9 
feet of Lot 17 and Lots 18, 19, 20, 21, 
22, 23, 24, 25, and the north 9 feet of 
Lot 26 in Block 5 of Fallis & Gano's 
Addition to Pullman, a Subdivision of 
that part lying east of the west 49 
acres of the east half of the southeast 
quarter of Section twenty-one (21), 
Township thirty- seven (37) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, being further de- 
scribed as a part of the north and south 
public alley running from 116th street 
to 118th street, lying between Perry 
avenue and La Fayette avenue, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
on the plat hereto attached, which, for 
greater certainty, i s hereby made a part 
hereof, be and the same is hereby va- 
cated and closed, the same being no 
longer necessary for use as a public J 
alley, and the public interests will be 
subserved by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 days 
after the passage of this ordinance, file 



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for record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a cer- 
tified copy of this ordinance; and upon 
the further express condition that this 
ordinance shall not go into effect, nor 
shall the vacation herein provided for 
become effective, until there shall have 
been laid open by the said Board of 
Education of the City of Chicago the 
north 16 feet of Lot 17 and the south 
16 feet of Lot 26 aforesaid, as a drive- 
way, usable by the entire public, as 
shown on the hereinbefore mentioned 
plat, and indicated by the words "open 
alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect 
from and after its passage and approval, 
subject, however, to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof. 

REVERE SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley, 14 feet in width, 
lying between the west line of the south 
11 feet of Lot 20 and Lots 21, 22 and 
23, and the east line of Lots 24, 25, 26 
and the south 11 feet of Lot 27, in Block 
four (4) in Cornell, a Subdivision of the 
west half of Section twenty-six (26); 
of the southeast quarter of twenty-six 
(26), (with the exception of the east 
half of the northeast quarter of the 
southeast quarter), the north half of the 
northwest quarter, the south half of the 
northwest quarter, west of the Illinois 
Central Railroad, and the northwest 
quarter of the northeast quarter of Sec- 
tion thirty-five (35), Township thirty- 
eight (38) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
being further described as a part of the 
north and south public alley running 
from 71st street to 72nd street, between 
Ellis avenue and Dobson avenue, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
on "the plat hereto attached, which, for 



greater certainty, is hereby made a part 
hereof, be and the same is hereby va- 
cated and closed, the same being no 
longer necessary for use as a public 
alley, and the public interests will be 
subserved by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 
days after entry of judgment in con- 
demnation hereinafter mentioned, file 
for record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a cer- 
tified copy of this ordinance; and upon 
the further express condition that the 
said Board of Education shall first ac- 
quire, by condemnation proceedings, the 
title to all of the lots abutting upon 
the part of the alley herein provided to 
be vacated; and upon the further ex- 
press condition that this ordinance shall 
not go into effect, nor shall the vaca- 
tion herein provided for become effective, 
until there shall have been laid open by 
the said Board of Education of the City 
of Chicago the north 14 feet of Lot 20 
aforesaid, as a driveway, usable by the 
entire public, as shown on the herein- 
before mentioned plat and indicated by 
the words "open alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force and effect from 
and after its passage and approval, 
subject, however, to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof. 

corkery school. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the east and 
west public alley, 16.8 feet in width, 
running from South 43rd court to South 
43rd avenue, and lying between West 
25th street and West 25th place, being a 
part of the Sophronia A Kellogg Sub- 
division of Lots 4, 5 and 6 in Block 21 
of Crawford's Subdivision of that part 
of the northeast quarter of Section 
twenty-seven (27), Township thirty- 



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nine (39) North, Range fifteen (15), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
which lies south of the Chicago, Bur- 
lington & Quincy Railroad, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, as colored in red and indicated 
by the words "To be vacated" on the 
plat hereto attached, which, for greater 
certainty, is hereby made a part hereof, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, the same being no longer neces- 
sary for use as a public alley, and the 
public interests will be subserved by the 
vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition ths?t the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 days 
after the passage of this ordinance, file 
for record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a cer- 
tified copy thereof. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect 
from and after its passage and approval, 
subject, however, to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof. 



PARK MANOR SCHOOL. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley, 20 feet in width, 
lying west of the south 84 feet of Lot 3 
and all of Lots 4, 5 and 6, and east of 
Lots 7, 8, 9 and the south 84 feet of 
Lot 10, in Block 1 of Prescott's Subdivi- 
sion of the east half of the northwest 
quarter of Section twenty-seven (27), 
Township thirty-eight (38) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, being further de- 
scribed as that part of the north and 
south public alley running north to a 
point 16 feet south of the north line of 
Lots 3 and 10 aforesaid, lying between 
Calumet and South Park avenues, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, as colored 'n red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 



on the plat hereto attached, which, for 
greater certainty, is hereby made a part 
hereof, be and the same is hereby va- 
cated and closed, the same being no 
longer necessary for use as a public 
alley, and the public interests will be 
subserved by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 days 
after the passage of this ordinance, file 
for record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance; and upon 
the further express condition that this 
ordinance shall not go into effect, nor 
shall the vacation herein provided for 
become effective, until there shall have 
been laid open by the said Board of 
Education of the City of Chicago the 
north 16 feet of Lots 3 and 10 aforesaid 
as a driveway, usable by the entire pub- 
lic, as shown on the hereinbefore men- 
tioned plat, and indicated by the words 
"open alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect 
from and after its passage and approval, 
subject, however, to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof. 



GREENE SCHOOL. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north and 
south public alley, 16 feet in width, 
lying between the east line of the south 
9 feet of Lot 24 and all of Lots 25 to 
29, and the west line of Lots 30 to 34 
and the south 9 feet of Lot 35, all in- 
clusive, in Sub-block two (2) of T. M. 
Jordan's Subdivision of Block twenty- 
one (21) in the Canal Trustees' Sub- 
division of the east half of Section 
thirty-one (31), Township thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range fourteen (14), east 
of the Third Principal Meridian, being 
further described as a part of the north 
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north line of 36th street, between So. 
Paulina street and So. Marshfield ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois, as colored in 
red and indicated by the words "To be 
vacated" on the plat hereto attached, 
which, for greater certainty, is hereby 
made a part hereof, be and the same is 
hereby vacated and closed, the same 
being no longer necessary for use as a 
public alley, and the public interests will 
be subserved by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express* 1 con- 
dition that the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall, within 30 
days after entry of judgment in con- 
demnation hereinafter mentioned, file 
for record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a cer- 
tified copy of this ordinance; and upon 
the further express condition that the 
said Board of Education shall first ac- 
quire, by condemnation proceeding, the 
title to all of the lots abutting upon 
the part of the alley herein provided to 
be vacated; and upon the further ex- 
press condition that this ordinance shall 
not go into effect, nor shall the vacation 
herein provided for become effective, 
until there shall have been laid open 
by the said Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago the north 16 feet of 
Lot 35 aforesaid, as a driveway, usable 
by the entire public, as shown on the 
hereinbefore mentioned plat and indi- 
cated by the words "open alley." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect from 
and after its passage and approval, 
subject, however, to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McKenna presented an order di- 
recting the Committee on Finance to in- 
clude in the next annual appropriation 
bill an item for the construction of a 
bridge across the South Fork of the West 



Branch of the Chicago River at 35th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McKenna presented orders for im- 
provements as follows: Orders for ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of Irving 
avenue, Oakley avenue and Leavitt street, 
and on the east side of Claremont avenue, 
from Bross avenue to the first alley south 
of Bross avenue; an order for cement 
sidewalks on both sides of Hamilton ave- 
nue, from 33d street to the first alley 
south of 33d street; orders for paving 
with asphalt Wood street, from the right- 
of-way of the Chicago and Alton Rail- 
road Company to 31st place, and Robey 
street, from Archer avenue to 33d street j 
and an order for paving with macadam 
Market square, from the right-of-way of 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company 
to the first alley south of Archer ave- 
nue; which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of South Wood street, from the Chi- 
cago, Alton and St. Louis Railroad to 
West 33d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McKenna, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cpughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCbid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp^ 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller. 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



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SIXTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving with 
asphalt East 44th place (formerly 44th 
place), from Lake avenue to Oakenwald 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McCoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Qoughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
dinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to enter into a contract, without 
advertising, with Lindsay & Wyman, at 
a sum not exceeding thirty-three and one- 
third cents per folio, and an attendance 
charge of two dollars per hour, for the 
stenographic work attendant upon the 
session of the commission appointed by 
the Mayor under the order passed by the 
City Council to inquire into the expen- 
ditures of the city. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 



motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Qoughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blenaoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Snyder and 
Swanson to erect and maintain a bar- 
ber pole at the edge of sidewalk in 
front of premises at 5911 State street. 
Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Snow presented the claim of Dr. 
S. A. McWilliams for a rebate of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Which was, by unanimous consent, on 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Emerson presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Sauer and 
Olsen to string a banner across the 
sidewalk in front of premises at 2901 
East 79th street, for a period of 
thirty days ; said banner shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 



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cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing a supplemental ordinance for 
water service pipes in Marquette ave- 
nue, from East 79th street to East 
81st street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"A supplemental ordinance for water 
service pipes in Marquette avenue, from 
East 79th street to East 81st street," 
passed October 26, 1909, be and the same 
is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Jones, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Oullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 
an ordinance 
Repealing a supplemental ordinance for 
water service pipes in Marquette ave- 
nue, from East 79th street to Rail- 



road avenue, in the City of Chicago, 

County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"A supplemental ordinance for water 
service pipes in Marquette avenue, from 
East 79th street to Railroad avenue," 
passed October 26, 1909, be and the same 
is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Emer- 
son, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, B'au- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
northeasterly side of South Chicago ave- 
nue, from East 87th street to Saginaw 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn 



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Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

'Nays — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Hurt presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion duly passed: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to in- 
spect without charge, electric arc lights 
to be installed by the Blue Island 
Avenue Merchants' Association on Blue 
Island avenue, between 16th and 22d 
streets. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Novak presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to W. 
Knopinski to erect a stand, 6x6 
feet in front of his premises, 
1706 West 17th street; said stand 
to be removed within 20 days; said 
stand shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Cermak presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the License Commit- 
tee be and it is hereby directed to 
prepare an ordinance and submit the 
same to this Council fixing the license 
fees to be paid by drug stores selling 
liquors of all kinds and imposing such 
other regulations upon the sale of 



such commodity as may in the judg- 
ment of said Committee, be deemed fit 
and proper. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lucas presented the following 
ordinance (submitted by the Board of 
Local Improvements) : 

AN ORDINANCE 

For connecting the catch basins now lo- 
cated in North Leavitt street, between 
the north line of Grand avenue and 
the south line of West Chicago avenue 
with the gutters in the proposed pave- 
ment of said street between said points. 
Be it ordained oy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago 
is hereby authorized and directed to con- 
nect the catch basins now located in 
North Leavitt street, between the north 
line of Grand avenue and the south line of 
West Chicago avenue by nine (9) inch 
tile pipe with the gutters in the asphalt 
pavement provided to be laid in said 
street, between said points, by an ordi- 
nance passed by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago on the 21st day of June, 
1909. 

Section 2. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works is hereby directed to exe- 
cute the provisions of this ordinance at 
the time of the construction of the 
asphalt pavement in North Leavitt street 
as aforesaid. 

Section 3. That all ordinances or 
parts of ordinances conflicting with this 
ordinance be and the same are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was. by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Lucas, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 



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Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
raer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays— None. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Utpatel and Beilfuss presented an 
order for a permit to W. A. Wieboldt & 
Co. (Crown Theater Company) for an 
electric wire overhead across West Di- 
vision street from the Crown Theater to 
the building on the northwest corner of 
West Division street and Ashland ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, 
Oil and Electric Light. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of 
Richard C. Mauer for compensation for 
repairs to sewer, and the claim of Jos. 
H. Reading for rebate of special assess- 
ment for paving street (Warrant No. 
11279), which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of the alley between West Di- 
vision street, Thomas street, North 
Mozart street and North California 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 
the alley between West Division street, 
Thomas street, North Mozart street and 
North California avenue," passed May 
24, 1909, be and the same is hereby re- 



pealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket 34431 of the County Court of 
said County, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Beil- 
fuss,. duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of the alley between West Di- 
vision street, Thomas street, North 
Mozart street and North Francisco 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 
the alley between West Division street, 
Thomas street, North Mozart street and 
North Francisco avenue," passed May 
24, 1909, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket 34433 of the County Court of 
said County, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 



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Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Utpatel, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sitts presented the claim of Louis 
Oberndorf for a rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Lessing street, from West 
Chicago avenue to Front street, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 
Lessing street, from West Chicago ave- 
nue to Front street," passed July 13, 
1908, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, Docket 
33479 of the County Court of said Coun- 
ty, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Dever, 

duly passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 



ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the north 
side of West Chicago avenue, from Dix 
street to Lessing street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sitts, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of North Sangamon street, from 
West Chicago avenue to West Superior 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, the estimate was approved 



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and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys between West Ohio 
street, West Erie street, North Green 
street and Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sitts, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas* Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 



sides of Carroll avenue, from North Ann 
street to North Ada street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Conlon, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of West Quincy street, from South Clin- 
ton street to South Jefferson street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Conlon, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 






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nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with granite blocks South Sangamon 
street, from West Adams street to West 
Van Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Conlon, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Stewart presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
Michael C. Toole and James R. Considine, 
co-partners, (Toole-Considine Amusement 
Company), to construct, maintain and 
use a canopy projecting over the side- 
walk from the building situated at No. 
2342-44 Madison street, and a petition 
signed by business men of Madison street 
asking the passage of the said ordinance, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

Aid. Stewart presented the claim of 
E. R. Moore" for a refund, on duplicate 
receipt, of special assessment for water 
supply pipe (Warrant No. 18344), which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



George Engelke for compensation for 
damage to property caused by backing 
up of sewer, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Foell presented the claim of 
Owen Roach for wages withheld for time 
lost on account of sickness, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Taylor presented the claim of 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Clettenberg presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of Buildings 
to grant a permit for the moving of a 
frame building to the northeast corner 
of Milton avenue and Locust street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Building 
Department. 

Aid. Clettenberg presented the claim 
of William Sandstrom for damages for 
personal injuries, and the claim of The 
Griess, Pfleger Tanning Company for a 
rebate of water tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clettenberg presented an order 
for paving with granite blocks the east- 
and-west alley between Chicago avenue 
and Superior street, from Townsend 
street to Sedgw T ick street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Bauler presented the claim of 
John J. Conway for salary withheld for 
time lost on account of sickness, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bauler presented an order for 
paving with brick the first alley north 
of Chicago avenue, from Larrabee street 
to Hawthorne street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cement side- 



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walk on both sides of North Halsted 

street, from Division street to the 

North Branch Canal, in the City of 

Chicago, County of Cook and State of 

Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance' for cement sidewalk on 
both sides of North Halsted street, from 
Division street to the North Branch 
Canal," passed March 30, 1907, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed September 13, 
1909, Warrant 37424, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

'Which was, on motion of Aid. Cletten- 
berg, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of West Erie street, from North Frank- 
lin street to Kingsbury street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bauler, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 



McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of West Superior street, from Orleans 
street to Roberts street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clettenberg, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hey presented the claim of A-dam 
Schillo for a rebate of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Krumholz presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the 



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Furst & Pickel Company to build and 
maintain a one-story office building at 
the northwest corner of the stub end of 
Dominick street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Clancy and Capp presented an or- 
dinance amending Section 692, as 
amended, and Article 21 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, pro- 
hibiting the erection, within one thou- 
sand feet of any property used for 
school purposes, of any building to be 
used for certain businesses, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Capp presented an order for the 
installation of electric arc lights at the in- 
tersections of the following streets : 
Maple street and India street; 41st 
court and Faraday street; and 41st ave- 
nue, 42d court and Eastwood street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clancy presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Frank 
Klimek to place and maintain a water 
trough at the west side of Central 
Park avenue, north of Wolfram street, 
50 feet, and connect the same with the 
water supply pipe in Central Park ave- 
nue, in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. Said trough shall be equip- 
ped with an automatic shut-off to pre- 
vent waste of water, and the said 
Frank Klimek shall pay to the City 
as compensation for the water" used 
such amounts as may be fixed by the 
Commissioner of Public Works. The 
privileges hereby granted may be re- 
voked by the Mayor at any time at his 
discretion. 



Aid. Clancy presented an order for a 
fire alarm box at the corner of Diversey 
and Avers avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for widening* 
West Irving Park boulevard, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to North 64th avenue, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for widening West Irving 
Park boulevard, from Milwaukee avenue 
to North 64th avenue," passed July 8, 
1907, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, Docket 
280444 of the Circuit Court of Cook 
County, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Whch was, on motion of Aid. Clancy, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Cpughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to- wit: On the 



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north side of Fulton avenue, from Belle- 
vue avenue to Milton street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, SnoAV 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

? — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
south side of Humboldt avenue, from 
North Central Park avenue to North 
Lawndale avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Bleneoe presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to M. A. Singer 
to string a cloth banner across the 
sidewalk in front of premises at 2000 
Milwaukee avenue, and one across side- 
walk in front of premises at the west- 
ern corner of Armitage avenue «and 
Milwaukee avenue, on the Armitage 
avenue side, for a period of sixty days; 
said banners shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt North Claremont ave- 
nue, from Hamburg street to Ems street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Blencoe, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 




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ordinance for a cinder sidewalk on the 
southeasterly side of Archer avenue, from 
South 40th avenue to West 51st street, 
produced west. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Golombiewski, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Mem-iam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— G5. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented an order 
directing the payment to Edward H. 
Duffy of claim for extra compensation 
for work on sewer at 39th street and 
Cottage Grove avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitte a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on a sys- 
tem of street as follows, to- wit. On the 
south side of West 39th street, from 
Lowe avenue to South Halsted street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Mclnerney, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 



Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Roberts presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 
the west side of Kedzie avenue, from 
55th street to 57th street be and the 
same is hereby established at three (3) 
feet from the lot line to avoid a row of 
shade trees. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict with this ordinance 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect from and after its passage and pub- 
lication. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Roberts, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

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order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to R. A. 
Schoenfeldt & Co. to string and main- 
tain a banner across Halsted street 
in front of premises at 6222 Halsted 
street, for a period of thirty days ; said 
banner shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Kearns presented an order for 
police patrol boxes and fire alarm boxes 
at 59th street and Normal avenue and at 
59th street and Robey street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to-wit: On 
the south side of West 59th street, from 
South Wood street to South Robey street, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Roberts, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing. Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, -Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 



nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
south side of West 61st street, from 
South Wood street to South Robey street, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kearns, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to install a three-inch water 
service pipe from the water supply 
pipe in Aberdeen street into the Sa- 
cred Heart Church on the southwest 
corner of 70th and Aberdeen streets. 
Said water service pipe to be installed 
without meter and free of cost to said 
church. 

Aid. Fisher presented the claim of Carl 
Bauer for compensation for personal in- 
juries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order direct- 
ing the Board of Local Improvements to 
proceed with the advertising for bids 
and the letting of a contract for paving 
Stewart avenue, from West 79th street 



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to a point just south of West 72d street, 
as provided by ordinance, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order for a 
cinder sidewalk on the west side of Mor- 
gan street, from West 95th street to 
West 96th street; an order for a cinder 
sidewalk on the south side of West 96th 
street, from Carpenter street to Logan 
avenue; and an order for a cement side- 
walk on the west side of Drew street, 
from West 106th street to West 107th 
street, which were 

"Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
west side of South Centre avenue, from 
West 103d street to West 106th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Rea, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Cpughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foall, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Ca,pp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance requiring the construc- 
tion of a cinder sidewalk on the east side 
of South Halsted street, from West 97th 
street to West 98th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion . of 



Aid. Fisher, the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Qoughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Reading presented an ordinance 
accepting from the South Park Commis- 
sioners the return to the jurisdiction 
of the City of Chicago of South Park 
avenue between 67th street and 66th 
street, and 66th street, between South 
Park avenue and Vincennes avenue, and 
granting permission and authority to the 
South Park Commissioners to take, regu- 
late and control for boulevard purposes 
67th street, between South Park avenue 
and Vincennes avenue, and Vincennes 
avenue, between 67th street and 66th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Reading presented an order di- 
recting the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation to endeavor to effect a settle- 
ment of the controversy between the Illi- 
nois Central Railroad Company and the 
Calumet and South Chicago Railway 
Company in regard to the crossing of 
the tracks of the Illinois Central Rail- 
road Company at 130th street by the 
cars of the Calumet and South Chicago 
Railway Company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
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Aid. Reading presented the claim oi 
Louis Beauchamp for a refund of special 
assessment for water supply pipe (War- 
rant No. 30770), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD 

Aid. Ryan, 'Nolan, Zimmer and Cermak 
presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to cut down trees on both sides 
of Ogden avenue, between Albany ave- 
nue and 40th avenue, in order to per- 
mit the business men on said street 
to install street lights at the edge of 
curb. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Forsberg presented the claim of 
S. Swanson for a rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clark presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the City Forester 
be and he is hereby directed to have the 
trees now in the sidewalk line and ob- 
structing sidewalks on the east side of 
Prairie avenue north of Madison street 
removed at the earliest possible mo- 
ment, to prevent accidents and avoid 
possible damage suits against the City. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS PENDING 
BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

, Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning an appro- 
priation for the Harbor Commission, de- 
ferred and published November 29, 1909, 
page 1856. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to amend the or- 
dinance submitted with the said report, 



as printed, by striking out the word 
"Commission" from the fourth line of 
the said ordinance and inserting in lieu 
thereof the word "Commissioner." 
The motion to amend prevailed. 
Aid. Snow moved to pass the said ordi- 
nance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and^the said or- 
dinance, as amended, was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Qoughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blenooe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1909 to be expended 
by the Harbor Commissioner for salaries 
of engineer and office assistant, for 
rent, printing and other bills and office 
expenses, for the months of November 
and December, 1909, the sum of thirteen 
hundred sixty-six and sixty-six one-hun- 
dredths ($1,366.66) dollars. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning letting of 
contract by City Clerk to C. H. Han- 
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1910, deferred and published November 
29, 1909, page 1856. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kerina, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Eichert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, KOraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey. Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Beinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Boberts, Kearns, Bea, Fisher, 
Beading, Nolan, Byan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be and 
he is hereby authorized to enter into 
contract with C. H. Hanson for the fur- 
nishing of license badges and plates for 
the license year 1910 for thirty-three 
hundred forty and nine one-hundredths 
($3,340.09) dollars, in accordance with 
his recommendation of November 25th, 
1909, attached hereto, said C. H. Hanson 
having submitted the lowest bid in an- 
swer to advertisement published in the 
official newspaper, said bid amounting to 
the said sum of thirty-three hundred 
forty and nine one-hundredths ($3,- 
340.09) dollars. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning a trans- 
fer of funds to appropriation for cleaning 
Haymarket Square, deferred and pub- 
lished November 29, 1909, page 1856. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Bichert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Beinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Boberts, Kearns, Bea, Fisher, 
Beading, Nolan. Byan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Ways — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected, in accordance with his request 
dated November 24th, 1909, attached 
hereto, to transfer from Account 17E, 
Commission and Exchange, to Account 
40C, Cleaning Haymarket Square, the 
sum of fourteen hundred ($1<,400.00) 
dollars. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning a trans- 
fer of funds in the appropriation for the 
Department of Public Works (for extra 
work of regular employes, pumping 
stations ) , deferred and published Novem- 
ber 29, 1909, page 1857. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 



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order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Riehert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected, in accordance with the request 
of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
dated November 19th and November 
26th, 1909, attached hereto, to transfer 
in appropriation for pumping stations 
from Account 34 EE 11, Jackson Park 
Avenue Pumping Station Repairs, to Ac- 
count 34 A 1, Extra Work for Regular 
Employes, the sum of two thousand 
($2,000.00) dollars. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning a trans- 
fer of funds in the appropriation for the 
Civil Service Commission, deferred and 
published November 29, 1909, page 1857. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Riehert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 



Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected, in accordance with the request 
of the President of the Civil Service Com- 
mission, dated November 18th, 1909, at- 
tached hereto, to transfer in appropria- 
tions for the Civil Service Commission 
one hundred twenty ($120.00) dollars 
from Contingent Fund 12 A 3 to Over- 
time Fund 12 A 1. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning sundry 
transfers of funds in the appropriation 
for the House of Correction, deferred and 
published November 29, 1909, page 1857. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing. Pringle, Foreman, Riehert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 



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Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the said order as 



Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to make the following transfers 
in the appropriation for the House of 
Correction : 

From Account B, subsis- 
tence $1,972.89 

From Account • J, re- 
pairs and renewals . . 1,000.00 
From Account D 1, 

Houses of Shelter 600.00 

To Account G, Dispensary $ 950.00 

To Account K, Farm 22.89 

To Account L, other operation . . 2,000.00 
To Account B, Printing, and 

Stationery . . . 600.00 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Bbn- 
thius & De Boer for compensation for 
repairs to drain stub, deferred and pub- 
lished November 29, 1909, page 1858. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 



Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Bonthius & De Boer the 
sum of thirty-five and sixty-five one- 
hundredths ($35.65) dollars, same to be 
in full of all claims for repairs to drain 
stub at 1023 West 13th street, and 
charge same to Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1909. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the report of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, dated November 19th, 
1909, and attached hereto. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of John 
Cepa for compensation for repairs to 
water pipe, deferred and published No- 
vember 29, 1909, page 1858. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing. Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading. Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is the said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of John Cepa in the sum of 
thirty-five ($35.00) dollars, same to be 
in full of all claims for work done on 
service pipe supplying building at 998 
South Troy street, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from the 
Water Fund. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com-- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of 
Richard Hilgert for refund of fee paid 
for delicatessen license, deferred and 
published November 29, 1909, page 1858. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richer t, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, - Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foeil, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay Richard Hilgert the sum 
of three and thirty-four one-hundredths 
($3.34) dollars from Miscellaneous Re- 



ceipts for- the year 1909, said sum being 
amount paid for delicatessen license No. 
103, which was taken out in error after 
said Richard Hilgert had already taken 
out milk dealer's license No. 1,891. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of W. 
D. Kelly for compensation for repairs 
to sewer stub, deferred and published 
November 29, 1909, page 1859. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there' 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to W. D. Kelly the sum of 
twenty-one and seventy-five one-hun- 
dredths ($21.75) dollars, same to be in 
full for all claims for defective drain 
stub connection in front of 1743 West 
North avenue, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriations 
1909. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the report of the Commissioner of Pub- 



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lie Works, dated November 19th, 1909, 
and attached hereto. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of W. 
S. Ramsey for a refund of fee paid for 
building permit, deferred and published 
November 29, 1909, page 1859. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richer t, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following- is the said order as 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of W. S. Ramsey in the sum 
of fifty-three ($0.53) cents, same be- 
ing amount charged for use of water on 
building permit No. 32241, which permit 
was never used, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from the Water 
Fund. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an ordinance amend- 
ing Sections 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 



2024 and 2025 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905 and repealing an 
ordinance passed October 5, 1908, amend- 
ing Sections 2015, 2020 and 2025 of the 
Revised Municipal Code in re runners, 
deferred and published November 29, 
1909, page 1862. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the substitute ordinance 
submitted therewith. 

Aid. Powers moved to recommit the 
said report. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Powers moved to amend the sub- 
stitute ordinance submitted with the said 
report, as printed, by striking out the 
words and figures "three hundred 
($300.00) dollars" from the fifth line 
and also from the tenth and eleventh 
lines of the third paragraph of Section 
3 thereof, and by inserting in lieu of 
the words and figures so stricken out 
the words and figures "twenty-five dol- 
lars ($25.00)." 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the 
said motion to amend by striking there- 
from the words and figures "Twenty-five 
dollars ($25.00)" and by inserting in 
lieu thereof the words and figures "one 
hundred fifty dollars ($150.00)." 

The question being put on the motion 
to amend the amendment, the said mo- 
tion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, 
McCoid, Jones, Cullerton, Zimmer. Evans, 
Fulton, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Kora- 
leski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Finn, Foell, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Lipps, Capp, Golom- 
biewski, Mueller, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, 
Forsberg, Clark — 34. 

Nays — Coughlin, • Kenna, Harding, 
Foreman, McKenna, Sheahan. Long, 
Snow, Merriam, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cermak, Conlon, Bren- 
nan, Bowler, Powers, Stewart, Taylor, 
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Reinberg, Clancy, Blencoe, Littler, Fisher 
—31. 

The question then being on the motion 
to amend, as amended, the said motion 
prevailed. 

The question being put on the passage 
of the ordinance as amended, the motion 
prevailed, and the said ordinance, as 
amended, was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Pringle, Foreman, Rich- 
ert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, 
Long, Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lawley, Beilfuss, 
Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thom- 
son, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Golombiewski, Mueller, Mclnerney, 
Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Reading, 
Nelan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 55. 

Ways — Coughlin, Kenna, Harding, 
Snow, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, Powers, 
Clancy, Littler — 10. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Licensing and regulating runners. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. (Runner Defined.) The 
word "runner" as used in this chapter 
shall be held to mean and is defined as 
meaning any person who shall ask or 
solicit the patronage or custom of any 
traveler or other person for any railroad, 
steamboat line, bus line or other trans- 
portation line or other public vehicle, or 
any hotel, restaurant, boarding house, 
store or public house of any kind, on any 
street, alley or other such public place, 
within the city. 

Section 2. (No Person to Act as Run- 
ner Without License.) It shall be unlaw- 
ful for any person to engage in the busi- 
ness of, or to act as a runner, as defined 
in the preceding section, unless he shall 



have first obtained a license so to do 
in the manner hereinafter set forth; 
provided, however, that nothling con- 
tained herein shall be held to require any 
licensed driver of a licensed public ve- 
hicle to take out such license as a run- 
ner to enable him to solicit patronage for 
such vehicle while he is acting as driver 
thereof. 

Section 3. (Application for License — 
License Fee — Bond.) Any person desir- 
ing to secure a license as a runner under 
the provisions of this Article shall make 
application in writing to the Mayor upon 
a form to be provided by the City Col- 
lector. Such application shall set forth 
the name of the applicant, his residence 
and occupation and shall be endorsed by 
at least two responsible citizens of this 
city who shall certify that the appli- 
cant is of good moral character and a fit 
person to be licensed as a runner, and 
such application shall further state the 
name and place of business of the per- 
son or corporation for whom such run- 
ner is to act in soliciting patronage or 
custom. 

Upon the receipt of such application, 
the Mayor shall make or cause to be 
made an investigation of the character 
and fitness of the applicant, and if' such 
applicant is of good moral character and 
a fit person to be licensed as a runner, 
the Mayor shall, upon payment of the 
license fee and the execution of the bond 
hereinafter provided for, issue or cause 
to be issued to such applicant a license 
attested by the City Clerk authorizing 
such applicant to act as a runner under 
the provisions of this Article. 

Any person to whom a license is issued 
under the provisions of this Article shall 
pay to the City Collector, at the time 
such license is issued, an annual fee of 
one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00). Every 
such license shall expire on the 31st 
day of December of each year. Such li- 
cense may be issued for the unexpired 
portion of a municipal year upon pay- 
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dred fifty dollars ($150.00) and proof fur- 
nished by the applicant to the City Col- 
lector that the applicant is not liable 
for a license fee and did not engage in the 
business of a runner without a license 
after the taking effect of this ordinance 
and prior to the date fixed in his appli- 
cation. No such license shall in any case 
extend beyond a municipal year. 

No such license shall be issued until 
the applicant shall have executed a bond 
payable to the City of Chicago in the sum 
of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars with 
sureties approved by the City Collector 
conditioned upon the faithful perform- 
ance and observance of all the provisions 
of the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now or hereafter in force relating to 
runners. 

Section 4. (Change of Residence or 
Employer.) If any person licensed as a 
runner hereunder shall change his resi- 
dence at any time before the expiration 
of his license or shall change his place 
of employment or enter the employment 
of a different person or corporation than 
that named in the application hereinbe- 
fore provided for, he shall forthwith 
notify in writing the Board of Inspectors 
of Public Vehicles of such fact. 

Section 5. (Badge.) Every person 
licensed as a runner under the provisions 
of this Article shall at all times while 
acting as such, wear a metal badge not 
less than three and one-half inches in 
length nor less than two inches in width, 
having a number thereon corresponding 
to the number of such runner's license 
and the year for which such license is 
issued; such badge shall be provided with 
a pin or other fastening, and shall be 
worn by such runner at all times while 
pursuing his occupation, in a conspicu- 
ous place on the outside of his outside 
coat; and such badge shall be of a dif- 
ferent design for each year. The badge 
herein provided for shall be obtained 
from the City Clerk. 

Section 6. (Duty of Runner Acting 
for Hotel or Public Place.) Any person 



acting as runner under the provisions of 
this Article for any hotel, restaurant, 
boarding house or other public house, 
when soliciting patronage or custom for 
any such place from any person, shall 
present to the person so solicited a card 
plainly printed in the English language, 
containing the name of the person or 
corporation and the place and description 
of business carried on by such person or 
corporation for whom such runner is 
then soliciting or asking custom or pat- 
ronage; and if such place is a boarding 
house, hotel, or similar place, the card 
shall also contain the rates charged for 
lodging and board by the day; by the 
week; for a single meal; and the price 
for conveyance of persons and baggage 
to and from such place, conspicuously 
printed on such card. 

Section 7. (False Representations.) 
No person acting as a runner under the 
provisions of this Article shall make use 
of any device, deceit, imposition, or false 
representation in relation to the rates, 
the character, custom or location, of any 
hotel, restaurant or boarding house, or 
the location of any street, private house., 
place of business, or other place what- 
ever in said city, or in relation to the 
time or place of the arrival or departure 
of any vessel, train or other public con- 
veyance; or be guilty of any misrepre- 
sentation, deceit or fraud toward any 
person, nor shall any person licensed as 
a runner solicit or ask custom or patron- 
age for any gambling place, bawdy-house, 
or other disreputable resort or disor- 
derly house. 

Any person licensed as a runner under 
the provisions of this Article who shall 
solicit or ask custom or patronage for 
any gambling place, bawdy-house, or 
other disreputable resort or disorderly 
house shall have his license revoked and 
shall not again be licensed as a runner. 

Section 8. (Creating a Disturbance.) 
No person acting as a runner under the 
provisions of this Article shall at any 
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noise or disturbance, or make use of 
profane, obscene or boisterous language, 
or use any language, or be guilty of any 
act calculated to disturb the peace or 
good order of the city, or to harass, vex 
or disturb travelers or citizens. 

Section 9. (Inspection by a Board of 
Inspectors of Such Vehicles.) The pro- 
visions of this Article shall be enforced 
by the Board of Inspectors of Public 
Vehicles. The said board shall exercise 
such supervision as is necessary over all 
licensed runners for the purpose of pre- 
venting such runners from violating any 
of the provisions of this Article or of 
any other ordinances now or hereafter 
in force relating to runners. The Mayor 
may, upon the recommendation of the 
Board of Inspectors of Public Vehicles, 
revoke any license granted under the 
terms of this Article for the violation 
of any of the provisions of this Article 
or of any other ordinances now or here- 
after in force relating to runners or for 
any other good and sufficient cause. 

Section 10. (Penalty.) Any person 
who acts or attempts to act as a runner 
as defined in this Article without first 
having secured a license in manner and 
form as provided for in this chapter or 
who shall, when licensed as such runner, 
violate any of the provisions of this chap- 
ter shall be fined not less than ten 
($10.00) dollars nor more than two hun- 
dred ($200.00) dollars for each offense; 
and each and every day on which such 
person shall act or attempt to act as 
a runner without being licensed so to 
do shall constitute a separate and dis- 
tinct offense. 

Section 11. That Sections 2015 to 
2025, inclusive, of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, together with 
all amendments thereto, be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 12. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after 
January 1st, 1910. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 



consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on a petition for a 
prohibition district in the territory 
bounded by Argyle avenue, Southport 
avenue, Winona avenue, Evanston ave- 
nue, Catalpa avenue, Magnolia avenue, 
Bryn Mawr avenue and Clark street, 
deferred and published November 1, 
1909, page 1548. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith, as amended November 15, 
1909,- page 1738. 

After debate, Aid. Cermak moved to 
postpone consideration of the report for 
one week. 

The motion to postpone prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to make the said 
report a special order of business for the 
next regular meeting of the Council im- 
mediately after the third order of busi- 
ness. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Harding moved to proceed "to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, on an ordinance granting to 
Hotel Sherman Company permission and 
authority to construct, maintain and use 
two canopies projecting over the sidewalk 
from the building situated at Nos. 122-4 
South Clark street, deferred and pub- 
lished November 22, 1909, page 1779. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Harding moved to amend the said 
ordinance, as printed, as follows: 

Amend Section 2 of an ordinance au- 
thorizing the Hotel Sherman Company 
to construct and maintain two canopies 
over the sidewalk on the west side of 
Clark street, between Washington and 
Madison streets, by adding thereto after 
the word "Mayor" occurring in the sixth 
line thereof, the following language: 
"This ordinance is subject to amend- 
ment, modification or repeal at any time, 
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hereby given shall thereupon cease and 
determine"; and by striking out the 
words "as aforesaid" appearing in the 
ninth and tenth lines of said Section 2 
and inserting in lieu thereof the words 
"or otherwise." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Harding moved to pass the said 
ordinance as amended, with compensa- 
tion as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance, as amended, was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin; Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, MeCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Granting to Hotel Sherman Company the 
right to construct and maintain cano- 
pies over the sidewalk on the west 
side of South Clark street, between 
Washington and Madison streets. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Hotel Sherman Company, 
an Illinois corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to construct, maintain and use 
two canopies over the sidewalk in South 
Clark street in front of the premises 
known as No. 122 South Clark street and 
No. 124 South Clark street, said premises 



being situated on the west side of said 
South Clark street, between Washington 
and Madison streets. The lowest por- 
tion of said canopies shall not be less 
than 12 feet above the surface of the 
sidewalk over which said canopies pro- 
ject, and neither of said canopies shall 
extend more than 14 feet beyond the 
face of the wall of said building, and 
neither of said canopies shall exceed 13 
feet in width. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopies shall be under 
the direction and supervision of ■ the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, and 
the location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall be approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the Fire Marshal of the City of Chi- 
cago, a copy of which plans and specifi- 
cations shall at all times be kept on file 
in the office of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and no permit shall be issued 
allowing any work to be done in and 
about the construction of said canopies 
herein authorized to be constructed until 
such plans and specifications have first 
been submitted to and approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or at any time prior thereto in 
the discretion of the Mayor. This ordi- 
nance is subject to amendment, modifica- 
tion or repeal at any time, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby given shall 
thereupon cease and determine. In case 
of the termination of the privileges here- 
in granted, by lapse of time or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or 
otherwise, said grantee shall remove said 
canopies without cost or expense of any 
kind whatever to the City of Chicago. 
Provided, that in the event of failure, 
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said grantee, its successors or assigns, to 
remove said canopies when directed so 
to do, the City of Chicago may proceed to 
remove same and charge the expenses 
thereof to the said grantee, its succes- 
sors and assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said Hotel Sherman 
Company, a corporation, its successors or 
assigns, shall pay to the City of Chicago 
so long as the privileges herein author- 
ized are being enjoyed, the sum of fifty 
dollars ($50) per year, payable annual- 
ly in advance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter; provided, that 
if default is made in the payment of any 
of the installments of compensation here- 
in provided for, the privileges herein 
granted shall immediately terminate and 
this ordinance shall become null and 
void. 

Section 4. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit shall have first been issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
authorizing such work to proceed, and 
no permit shall issue until the first an- 
nual payment herein provided for has 
been made at the office of the City Col- 
lector of the City of Chicago, and a bond 
has been executed by the said grantee 
in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ($10,000) with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all dam- 
age, costs, expense or liability of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, the said City of Chicago, or which 
it may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to, or recovered from 
said city by reason of or on account of 
the permission and authority herein 
granted or the exercise by the grantee 
herein, its successors or assigns, of the 
permission and authority herein given, 
ami conditioned further for the faithful 



observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in full force during the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be kept in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage; provided, that the said 
grantee files with, the City Clerk a writ- 
ten acceptance of this ordinance, together 
with the bond thereinabove provided for, 
within sixty days from the passage 
hereof. 

Aid. Harding moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, on an ordinance granting 
Spaulding & Company permission and 
authority to construct, maintain and 
use a canopy projecting over the side- 
walk from the building situated at north- 
west corner of Van Buren street and 
Michigan avenue, deferred and published 
November 22, 1909, page 1781. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Harding moved to concur in the 
report and pass the said ordinance with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Bichert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, MeCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
j ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
! Dunn, Beinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp.. 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 



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Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Spaulding & Company, a 
corporation, its successors and assigns, 
to construct, maintain and use a canopy 
over the sidewalk in Yan Buren street, 
extending from- the building known as 
the northwest corner of Van Buren street 
and Michigan avenue, which canopy shall 
be constructed of incombustible material. 
Said canopy shall not exceed twenty- 
three and one-half (23%) feet in length 
nor extend more than sixteen (16) feet 
beyond the face of the building, and the 
lowest portion of the same shall not be 
less than twelve (12) feet above the 
surface of the sidewalk at that point. 
The location, construction and mainte- 
nance of said canopy shall be under the 
direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and the Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall 
be issued allowing any work to be done 
in and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such plans 
and specifications have first been sub- 
mitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten ( 10 ) years from and 
after the date of the passage of this 



ordinance, or at any time prior thereto 
in the discretion of the Mayor. This 
ordinance . is subject to amendment, 
modification or repeal at any time, and 
in case of repeal all privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. In case of the termination of the 
privileges herein granted, by lapse of 
time or by the exercise of the Mayor's 
discretion, or otherwise, said grantee, its 
successors or assigns, shall remove said 
canopy without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to the City of Chicago, 
provided that in the event of the fail- 
ure, neglect or refusal on the part of 
said grantee, its successors or assigns, 
to remove said canopy when directed so 
to do, the City of Chicago may proceed 
to remoA 7 e same and charge the expense 
thereof to said grantee, its successors or 
assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said Spaulding & 
Company, its successors or assigns, shall 
pay to the City of Chicago, as long as 
the privileges herein authorized are be- 
ing enjoyed, the sum of twenty-five dol- 
lars ($25.00) per year, payable annually 
in advance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of the passage of this 
ordinance and each succeeding payment 
annually thereafter, provided that if de- 
fault is made in the payment of any of 
the installments of compensation herein 
provided for, the privileges herein grant- 
ed shall immediately terminate and this 
ordinance shall become null and void. 

Section 4. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority here- 
in granted said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful 
observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance and conditioned further 
to indemnify, keep and save harmless tfc N 
City of Chicago against all liabiL 



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judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against 
said city in consequence of the granting 
of this ordinance, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said city from or by reason or on ac- 
count of the passage of this ordinance, 
or from or by reason or on account of 
any act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of 
the sureties thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges here- 
in granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance in writing of this ordinance by 
the said grantee and the filing of the 
bond herein provided for within sixty 
(60) days of the passage hereof. 

Aid. Egan moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, West Divi- 
sion, on an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to John A. Duffin and 
Ben M. Giroux to construct maintain 
and use a canopy projecting over the 
sidewalk from the building situated at 
No. 3950 West 22d street, deferred and 
published November 29, 1909, page 1865. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Egan moved to amend Section 2 
of the said ordinance, as printed, by add- 
ing after the word "Mayor" appearing in 
the sixth line of said section the following 
language : "This ordinance shall be sub- 
ject to modification, amendment or re- 
peal at any time, and in case of repeal, 
all privileges hereby granted shall there- 
upon cease and determine." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Egan moved to pass the said ordi- 
nance as amended, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensa- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 



ordinance, as amended, was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, MeCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Ba'u- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is* the said ordinance as 



AN OKDINANCE 

Granting permission to John A. Duffin 
and Ben M. Giroux to construct a 
canopy in front of No. 3950 West 22d 
street. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to John A. Duffin and 
Ben M. Giroux, co-partners doing busi- 
ness as Duffin & Giroux, their heirs, 
executors and assigns, to construct, main- 
tain and use a canopy over the sidewalk 
from the building situate at No. 3950 
West Twenty-second street, which 
canopy shall be constructed of incom- 
bustible material. The lowest portion 
of said canopy shall be no less than 12 
feet above the surface of the sidewalk 
over which said canopy projects, shall 
not extend more than 13 feet beyond the 
face of the wall of said building and 
shall not exceed 20 feet in width. The 
location, construction and maintenance 
of said canopy shall be under the direc- 
tion and supervision of the Commissioner 
of Public Works and the Fire Marshal of 
the City of Chicago, and the location 
and construction of same shall be in ac- 



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cordance with plans and specifications 
which shall first be approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and the Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago, a copy 
of which plans and specifications shall at 
all times be kept on file in the office of 
the Commissioner of Public Works; and 
no permit shall be issued allowing any 
work to be done in and about the con- 
struction of said canopy herein author- 
ized until such plans and specifications 
have first been submitted to and ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance 
or at any time prior" thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance 
shall be subject to modification, amend- 
ment or repeal at any time, and in case 
of repeal, all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. In 
case of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion or 
otherwise, said grantees shall remove said 
canopy without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 
Provided, that in the event of a failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of the 
said grantees, their heirs, executors or 
assigns, to remove said canopy when di- 
rected so to do, the City of Chicago may 
proceed to remove same and charge the 
expense thereof to the said grantees, 
their heirs, executors and assigns. This 
ordinance shall be subject to modifica- 
tion, amendment or repeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said John A. Duffin 
and Ben. M. Giroux, their heirs, execu- 
tors and assigns, shall pay to the City 
of Chicago, so long as the privileges here- 
in authorized are being enjoyed, the sum 
of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars per year, 



payable annually in advance; the first 
payment to be made as of the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, and <?ach suc- 
ceeding payment annually thereafter. 

It is made an express provision of this 
ordinance that the privileges herein 
granted shall terminate and this ordi- 
nance immediately become null and void 
if any default is made by the said gran- 
tees in the prompt payment of any in- 
stallment of said compensation. 

Section 4. No work shall be done un- 
der the authority of this ordinance until 
a permit shall have first been issued by 
the Commissioner of Public Works au- 
thorizing such work to proceed; and no 
permit shall issue until the first annual 
payment herein provided for has been 
made at the office of the City Comptroller 
of the City of Chicago, and a bond has 
been executed by the said grantees in 
the penal sum of ten thousand ($10,000) 
dollars, with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor, conditioned to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the City of Chi- 
cago from any and all damages, cost, ex- 
pense or liability of any kind whatsoever 
which may be suffered by it, said City 
of Chicago, or which it may be put to, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said city from, by 
reason of, or on account of the permission 
and authority herein granted, or the ex- 
ercise by the grantees herein, their les- 
sees or assigns, of the permission and 
authority herein given; and conditioned 
further for the faithful observance and 
performance of all and singular the con- 
ditions and provisions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance and 
if at any time during the life of this 
ordinance such bond shall not be kept 
in full force then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage; provided that the said grantees 
file a written acceptance of this ordi- 



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nance together with the bond hereinabove 
provided for, within sixty (60) days from 
the date of passage hereof. 

Aid. Jones moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Building Department on an 
ordinance amending Section 687 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, to permit the erection of frame 
buildings for residence or mercantile 
purposes within the territory bounded 
by 79th street, Railroad avenue, East 
75th street, State street, East 63d street, 
Cottage Grove avenue, East 67th street 
and Lake Michigan, upon the filing of 
frontage consents of property owners, 
and restricting the heights of such build- 
ings, deferred and published November 
22, 1909, page 1783. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Jones moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, MoCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Eigan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed: 

AN OKDINANCE 

Amending Section 687 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 687 of the 



Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be, and the same is, hereby 
amended so as to read as follows: 

"Provided, however, that any person 
desiring to erect a frame or wooden 
building to be used for residence or 
mercantile purposes within the terri- 
tory bounded as follows : Commencing 
at the intersection of the shore of 
Lake Michigan and the center line of 
Seventy-ninth street, thence west along 
the center line of Seventy-ninth street 
to the center line of Railroad avenue, 
thence north along the center line of 
Railroad avenue to the center line of 
East Seventy-fifth street, thence west 
along the center line of East Seventy- 
fifth street to the center line of State 
street, thence north along the center 
line of State street to the center line 
of East Sixty-third street, thence east 
along the center line of East Sixty- 
third street to the center line of Cot- 
tage Grove avenue, thence south along 
the center line of Cottage Grove avenue 
to the center line of East Sixty-seventh 
street, thence east along the center line 
of East Sixty-seventh street to the 
shore of Lake Michigan, thence south- 
erly and southeasterly along the shore 
of Lake Michigan to the place of begin- 
ning, shall have a right to do so, upon 
presenting a petition to the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings, together with a 
plat, plans and specifications showing 
the place where such building is to be 
erected. Such petition shall be veri- 
fied by the affidavit of the applicant 
and shall contain the written consent 
of the owners of a majority of the 
frontage upon each side of the streets 
or alleys in the block or square in 
which the building is to be erected. 

No frame or wooden residence or 
mercantile building shall be erected 
within the said provisional fire limits 
exceeding forty feet in height, unless 
the basement story shall be constructed 
of brick or stone, in which case the 
height shall not exceed forty-five feet 
above the sidewalk." 






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Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Aid. Jones moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Building Department on an 
order directing the Building Commis- 
sioner to issue a permit to the Congrega- 
tional Church on North 50th avenue to 
erect building with windows of ordinary- 
sash and glass, deferred and published 
November 29, 1909, page 1866. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jones moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said order. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—65. 

Nays — None. 



The following is the said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to permit the erection of Congregational 
church building on 50th avenue, between 
Dickens and Armitage avenues, with 
windows of ordinary sash and glass in 
north and south walls, provided build- 
ing ordinances are complied with in all 
other respects. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

MOTIONS TO TAKE FROM FILE. 

Aid. Evans moved that the claim of 
Jeremiah Sample, for wages, placed on 
file November 15th, 1909, be taken from 
file and re-referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hey moved that the claim of P. 
Kalter, for wages, placed on file Septem- 
ber 27, 1909, be taken from file and re- 
referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

adjournment. 

Aid. Snow moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council 
stood adjourned to meet on Monday, 
December 13, 1909, at 7:30 P. M. 

CITY CLERK //"^ 






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JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCII 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, December 13, 1909. 



7!30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published, by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
December 16, 1909. 

Present — His Honor, the* Mayor and 
Aid. Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Foreman, 
Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, Mc- 
Coid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Egan, Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, 
Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, 
Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, 
Bowler, Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumhodz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, 
Forsberg and Clark. 

Absent — Aid. Coughlin, Kenna, Jones 
and Fick. 



QUORUM. 

At 7:30 P. M., a quorum being present, 
the Mayor called the Council to order. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed record of the regular meeting 
held Monday, December 6, 1909, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the said meeting, and 
to dispense with the reading of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a repolt satinjitced 
by His Honor, the Mayor, ctjntpming a 
list of the names Qf oexsons released, f rom 
the House of Correction during iLeoweok 



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ending December 11, 1909, together with 
the cause of each release; which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office,") 
Chicago, December 13, 1909. f 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — On August 14, 1909, 1 
addressed a letter to the Governor of Illi- 
nois, requesting him to include in any 
call for a special session of the General 
Assembly, the subject of granting to 
the City of Chicago authority to con- 
struct, lease and operate subways, and 
the subject of granting the City of Chi- 
cago authority to compel the electrifica- 
tion of steam railroad terminals. 

On September 8, 1909, I further re- 
quested the Governor to include in any 
call for a special session of the Gen- 
eral Assembly, the subject of granting 
authority to the City of Chicago to 
construct, own and operate on all the 
submerged lands of navigable waters, 
docks, piers, wharves, warehouses and 
other harbor facilities. 

The Governor has called a special ses- 
sion of the General Assembly, which will 
meet in Springfield tomorrow, and in 
the call for this special session, has in- 
cluded the subjects of authority to op- 
erate subways and to construct, own and 
operate docks, etc. 

Therefore, I would respectfully recom- 
mend to your Honorable Body, that the 
Council Committee on State Legislation 
be directed to take up these two sub- 
jects respectively, with the Committee 
on Local Transportation and the Com- 
mittee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges, 
with a view to preparing such bills as 
may be necessary and securing their en- 
actment by the General Assembly. 
'■' i'ery truly yours, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 



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Mayor. 



Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
recommendations contained in the said 
communication. 

The motion prevailed. 
also, 

A communication as follows : 

Mayor's Office,] 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. ( 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I have this day received 
a communication from "Mr. Stanley Field, 
president of the Field Museum of Nat- 
ural History, reciting that before proceed- 
ing further to have the Field Museum 
located in Grant Park the trustees of 
the museum desire to have the consent 
of all the property owners on Michigan 
avenue between Randolph street and 
Park Row. 

In pursuance of this desire the trus- 
tees of said museum have asked that 
the city grant its consent to said loca- 
tion of the Field Museum in Grant Park, 
the city owning the 365 feet of frontage 
comprised in the block between Ran- 
dolph and Washington streets. I am in- 
formed by the Corporation Counsel that 
the title to this property is in the City 
of Chicago. Therefore, I would respect- 
fully recommend that your Honorable 
Body authorize the Mayor, if in your 
judgment this course Should be pursued, 
to sign for the city its consent to locate 
said museum in Grant Park. 

Respectfully submitted, ^ 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Long moved to authorize the 
Mayor to sign for the City its consent 
to the location of the Field Museum 
of Natural History in Grant Park, in 
accordance with the recommendation 
made in the said communication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 



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Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, B'ihl, Reading, No- 
Ian, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk submitted a report of 
acceptances and bonds under ordinances 
filed in his office since the last preceding 
regular meeting of the Council, which 
was ordered printed in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

The said report reads as follows: 

City Clerk's Office,^ 
Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the 
provisions of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905, I hereby make report 
of acceptances and bonds filed in this 
office since your last preceding meeting: 

Peck and Hills Furniture Co., accept- 
ance and bond, ordinance Oct. 26th, 1909, 
switch track; filed Dec. 7, 1909; 

Wheelock Lumber and Mfg. Co., ac- 
ceptance and bond, ordinance Oct. 26th, 
1909, switch track; filed Dec. 10, 1909; 

Standard Glass Co., acceptance and 
bond, ordinance Nov. 22d, 1909, bridge or 
platform; filed Dec. 13th, 1909; 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co., 
acceptance and bond under ordinance 
Nov. 29th, 1909, bridge at Ogden avenue; 
filed Dec. 13th, 1909. 

Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Francis D- Connery, 
City Clerk. 



ALSO, 

A petition of certain voters and resi- 
dents of the Twenty- fourth Ward, pray- 
ing the vacation of that part of Hermi- 
tage avenue lying between Wrightwood 
avenue and Diversey boulevard, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 



A communication as follows, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Richert, ordered 
published and placed on file: 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — I hand you each here- 
with copy of amendment to the build- 
ing ordinances of Chicago containing 
those provisions which relate to the first 
three classes of buildings and the duties 
and powers of the Commissioner of 
Buildings. The provisions relating to 
the remaining five classes of buildings 
and the general construction regulations 
applying to all classes of buildings will 
be submitted to you under separate cover 
at an early date. 

The marginal numbers refer to old 
sections of the Code which are similar 
and in many instances the same as the 
amendment. Sectional references are 
subject to correction. It is the inten- 
tion of the committee to have the entire 
ordinance introduced one week from to- 
day and passed so that it may become 
a part of the new City Code. 

The revision of the building ordinances 
has engaged the attention of your Com- 
mittee on Building Department for more 
than a year and I trust it will meet 
with your favorable consideration. If 
you have any objection to the provisions 
contained in the submitted copy, will you 
kindly appear before the committee and 
make same, so that the committee's rec- 
ommendation may be re-considered where 



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deemed advisable before the ordinance 

is recommended for passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John H. Jones, 

Chairman, Council Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

ALSO, 

The claim of Florence B. Allan for 
a rebate of water tax, and the claim of 
Matt N. Leinen for a refund of dupli- 
cate payment of water tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by the City Collector, containing a list 
of organizations to whom special "bar 
permits" were issued (under the ordi- 
nance of June 11, 1906), since the last 
preceding regular meeting of the Coun- 
cil; which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication submitted by the City Comp- 
troller : 

Comptroller's Office, 
Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Alder- 
men, in City Council Assembled: 
Gentlemen — In conformity with Sec- 
tion 5 of the laws pertaining to City 
Funds, requiring the City Comptroller to 
advertise for bids from all regularly es- 
tablished national and state banks doing 
business within the city, for interest 
upon the money of the city so to be de- 
posited in the city banks, I respectfully 
submit to your consideration the follow- 
ing bids which were received in answer 
to our advertisement: 
national banks — Interest Bid 

Commercial National 2% 

Continental National 2% 

First National 2% 

First National Englewood 2%% 



national banks — ' Interest Bid 

Fort Dearborn 2% 

Hamilton 2% 

Monroe 2% 

National Bank of Republic 2% 

National City Bank of Chicago. 2% 
National Produce Bank of Chi- 
cago 2% 

Prairie 2% 

state banks 

American Trust & Savings 2% 

Austin 2% 

Central Trust Company of 111.. 2% 

Chicago City Bank 2% 

Chicago Savings Bank & Trust 

Co 2% 

Colonial Trust & Savings 2% 

Drexel 2% % 

Englewood 2% 

Farwell Trust Company 2% 

First Trust & Savings Bank 2% 

Foreman Bros. Banking Co.... 2% 
Harris Trust & Savings Bank. . 2% 
Hibernian Banking Association. 2% 
Illinois Trust & Savings Bank. . 2% 
Kenwood Trust & Savings Bank 2% 

North Avenue State Bank 2% 

North Side State Savings Bank 2% 
Northwestern Trust & Savings 

Bank 2% 

Peoples Trust & Savings Bank. . 2% 

Prairie State Bank 2% 

Pullman Trust & Savings Bank. 2% 
Roseland State Savings Bank.. 2% 

Security Bank of Chicago 2% 

South Chicago Savings Bank.. 2% 

South Side State Bank 2% 

State Bank of Chicago 2% 

Stockmen's Trust & Savings 

Bank 2y 2 % 

Union Bank of Chicago 2% 

Union Trust Company 2% 

Wendell State Bank 2%% 

Western Trust & Savings Bank. 2% 
Woodlawn Trust & Savings Bank 2% 
In accordance with the advertisement, 

the above bids were opened December 

6th at 12 o'clock. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Walter H. Wilson, 

Comptroller. 



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December 13, 1909. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



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Aid. Snow moved to refer the said 
communication and the bids submitted 
therewith, to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented the following re- 
port submitted by the Commissioner of 
Public Works: 

Department of Public Works, ] 
Chicago, December 6, 1909. 
Eon. John J. Hanberg, Commissioner of 
Public Works, City of Chicago: 
Dear Sir — Herewith please find veri- 
fication report on petition for the laying 
of a switch track along and across Besly 
court : 



chicago land co.'s 
field's addn. to 

%, SEC. 



subdivision in shef- 
chicago, in s. w. 
32-40-14. 

Feet 
Frontage 
Verified. 
C, M. & St. P. R. R., by D. L. 
Bush- 
Lot 46, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 47, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 48, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 49, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 50, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 51, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 52, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 53, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 54, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 55, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 56, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 57, Block 20. 00.00 

Lot 58, Block 20 00.00 

Lot 59, Block 20 100.00 

N. S. Calhoun— 

Lot 62, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 63, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 64, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 65, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 66, Block 20 50.00 

R. J. Foulkes— 

Lot 68, Block 20 50.00 

C., M. & St. P. R. R., by D. L. 



Bush- 
Lot 71, Block 20 50.00 

Lot 72, Block 20 50.00 

Total 1,050.00 

Recapitulation. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 1,300.00 

Majority of which is 650.01 

Total property frontage 

signed 1,050.00 

Total property frontage 

rejected . . . : 0.00 

1,050.00 

Total property frontage 

verified 1,050.00 

1,050.00 

Surplus 399.99 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Jno. D. Riley, 

Superintendent of Maps. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to refer the said 
report and attached petitions to the 
Committee on Local Industries. 

The motion prevailed. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance establishing the 
grades of sundry streets. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
taken up for consideration and passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 



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KEPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



December 13, 1909. 



Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES 
TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance submitter! 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Board 
of Election Commissioners asking for an 
additional appropriation for the year 
1909, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1909 the sum of four- 
teen thousand three hundred forty-four 
and twenty-five one-hundredths ($14,- 
344.25) dollars, to be expended by the 
Board of Election Commissioners to cover 
the expenses of special elections held in 
the Sixth Congressional and Second Sen- 
atorial Districts, and estimated necessary 
expenditures for December, 1909. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 



force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 
Charles M. Foell, 
Nicholas R. Finn, 
Bernard F. Clettenberg, 
Thos. J. Dixon, 
Peter Reinberg, • 
Michael Zimmer, 
Thomas F. Scully, 
Milton J. Foreman, 
L. D. Sitts, 
William E. Dever, 
A. W. Beilfuss, 
John Burns, 
Ernest Bihl, 
John A. Richert. 
also, 
The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was ' referred communications from the 
Commissioner of Public Works in re ex- 
tension of contracts for lumber, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following ordinance : 



December 13, 1909. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2027 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his requests of December 10th, 1909 attached hereto, 
to take advantage of the provision in the following contracts for the extension of the 
said contrracts for a period of ninety days from December 31st, provided the written 
consent or consents, for said extension, of the surety or sureties on each contract 
shall be filed with the Commissioner of Public Works: 
date of 
contract. name of contractor. material. bureau. 

3-17-09 Edw. Hines Lumber Co White pine and oak. .Bridges and Viaducts. 

3-17-09 Thornton Lumber Co. Yellow pine and pav- 
ing blocks Bridges and Viaducts. 

3-18-09 Edward Hines Lumber Co.... White pine and hem- 
lock Bureau of Engineer- 
ing. 
3-17-09 John E. Burns Lumber Co.... White pine, yellow 

pine and Oregon firBureau of Engineer- 
ing. 

3-17-09 Edward Hines Lumber Co Norway and- white 

pine Bureau of Sewers- 

3-17-09 H. H. Hettler Lumber Co Hemlock lumber ....Bureau of Sewers 

3-17-09 John E. Burns Lumber Co. . . .Oak lumber Bureau of Sewers, 

8- 8-09 Thos. A. Fitzgerald Coal Pullman, Kensington 

and 9oth Street Sta. 

3- 8-09 M. H. Rogers Coal Jackson Park Station. 

3- 8-09 Bickett Coal & Coke Co; Lump coal and screen- 
ings 68th Street Pumping 

Station 

3- 8-09 Miami Coal Company Coal Chicago Avenue, 14th 

Street, 22nd Street, 
Springfield Avenue. 
Harrison Street, 

Central Park Ave- 
nue and Fullerton 
Avenue. 

3- 8-09 Edgewater Coal Company Coal Lake View, Rogers 

Park, Washington 
Heights and Nor- 
wood Park. 
3-23-09 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock 

Company Repairs to pile protec- 
tion 

3-17-09 Thornton-Claney Lumber Co.. Pine lumber 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and effect from and after its passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



December 13, 1909. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred bids for city property 
known as 3901 Lake avenue (referred 
November 15, 1909), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to reject the bid of Edward Byrnes. 
$7,500.00, dated November 11th, 1909, 
the bid of George H. Rubly, $6,500.00, 
dated November 11th, 1909, and the bid 
of Charles L. Wood, $4,655.00, dated No- 
vember 15th, 1909, for city property 
known as 3901 Lake avenue, and to cause 
to be returned to the several bidders the 
certified checks submitted with their 
bids, and the Comptroller is further or- 
dered to readvertise said property for 
sale. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred order directing paying of 
city employes (referred November 15th. 
1909), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 



and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay the Police and Fire Department 
pay-rolls for the month of December be- 
fore December 25th, Christmas day. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Harry Allen for 
wages (referred October 4th, 1909), hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to allow to Harry 
Allen twenty-three days' time as fireman 
at the Fourteenth Street Pumping sta- 
tion, deducted because of absence from 
duty on account of illness, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
the appropriations for the Fourteenth 
Street Pumping station. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re wages 
of D. W. Church, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 



December 13, 1909. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2029 



and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation of December 10th, 1909, at- 
tached hereto, to issue a voucher in favor 
of Mrs. D. W. Church for the salary of 
D. W. Church, from December 7th to 
December 31st, 1909, and the Comptrol- 
ler is ordered to pay the same from the 
appropriations for the Bureau of Engi- 
neering. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled'. 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of William H. Havill 
for expenses of Examiners of Moving 
Picture Operators from October 17th, 
1908, to date, including office rent . for 
December, 1909, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to William H. Havill the sum of 
four hundred seventeen .and thirty one- 
hundredths • ($417.30) dollars, said 
amount being the actual expenditures for 
the expenses of the Board of Examiners 
of Moving Picture Operators from Octo- 
ber 17th, 1908, to date, including rent 
for the month of December, 1909, said 
amount to be paid from Miscellaneous 
Receipts for the year 1909. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Comptroller in re wages of T. O'Sulli- 
van, J. F. Phillips and H. L. Scriba, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized in accordance 
with his recommendation of December 
10th, 1909, attached hereto, to allow to 
T. O'Sullivan three and one-half days' 
wages, to J. F. Phillips one day's wages 
and to H. L. Scriba one day?s wages,* on 
account of deductions made because of 
absence from duty on account of illness. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled'. 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred report of Committee on 
Harbors, Wharves and Bridges and an 
ordinance for appropriation to be expend- 
ed for investigating construction of piers 
north of mouth of river (referred No- 
vember 29, 1909, page 1868), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the same 
be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



December 13. 1909. 



Aid. Snow moved to concur in the 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion, to whom had been referred (No- 
vember 15, 1909, page 1724), a protest 
against the closing of the Sheldon street 
station of the Chicago and Oak Park 
Elevated Railroad Company, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an 
order submitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
report and pass the said order. 

The motion prevailed and the said or- 
der was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to serve notice on the Chicago and 
Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company to 
stop all of its local trains at Sheldon 
and Morgan streets to receive and dis- 
charge passengers; and, be it further 

Ordered, That in the event that the 
said company fails to comply with the 
terms of the said notice within five days 
of the receipt thereof, the Corporation 



Counsel be and he is hereby directed 
to institute appropriate proceedings to 
enforce this order. 

ALSO, 
The same committee presented a report 
as follows: 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion, to whom was referred (October 18, 
1909, page 1391) order for an ordinance 
compelling the street railroad companies 
to lower their rails or change the street 
paving adjacent to their rails wherever 
necessary in order that team traffic may 
readily pass over such rails; and (Octo- 
ber 26, 1909, page 1490) an order requir- 
ing that the Board of Supervising Engi- 
neers direct the Chicago 1 Railways Com- 
pany to bring the grade of all tracks in 
the process of rehabilitation in the 
Twenty-third Ward to a level with the 
grade of the streets in or along which 
such tracks are laid, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the attached be pub- 
lished and filed. 

Very respectfully, 

(Signed) Milton J. Foreman. 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the matters recom- 
mended for publication in the said re- 
port : 

Board of Supervising Engineers,] 
Chicago, December 1, 1909. f 
The Committee on Local Transportation, 

City Hall, Chicago, III., Mr. E. E. 

Evans, Secretary: 

Dear Sir — Further replying to your 
favor of October 29, 1909, enclosing a 
copy of Alderman Cullerton's order rela- 
tive to the paving along the street rail- 



- 



December 13, 1909. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2031 



ways right of way and asking that a 
comprehensive report upon the questions 
involved and of the board's stand in the 
paving controversy be sent to the Local 
Transportation Committee, I beg to say 
that it has always been understood that, 
in addition to paving and keeping in 
repair the paving on the 16-foot of right 
of way, where double track is construct- 
ed, and 8 feet of right of way where 
single track is constructed, as specified 
in the traction ordinances, when the 
tracks are being constructed in paved 
streets, a proper connection must be 
made between the companies' paving and 
the city's paving outside of the street 
railways' right of way. 

This principle was recognized by the 
Traction Valuation Commission when 
valuing the tracks for the purpose of 
determining the purchase value to the 
city to be used in the ordinances. 
" In the inventory of tracks for this 
valuation an average amount of paving 
outside of the right of way eighteen 
inches wide was allowed as a fair basis 
for determining the amount of paving 
necessary to make a proper connection 
between the companies' paving and the 
city's paving on the side. This conclu- 
sion was arrived at after carefully con- 
sidering the experiences of the companies 
in the past, it always having been the 
practice when constructing tracks 'in 
paved streets that were not to be im- 
proved at the same time the tracks were 
laid, the grade of the tracks was always 
placed at the elevation that would con- 
form best to the grade of the existing 
pavement; these grades having always 
been established by engineers represent- 
ing the City of Chicago. 

In establishing the grade of the tracks 
rehabilitated under the new ordinances, 
a new plan was followed by the city 
authorities, and instead of attempting to 
place the grade of the new tracks at the 
elevation that would conform to the 
grade of the existing pavement, the grade 
of the tracks was placed as near the 



street grade as established by the City 
Council as the existing curbing of street 
improvements other than pavement 
would permit, and, in many instances, 
the elevation of the tracks has been 
raised above the surrounding improve- 
ments regardless of the relations existing 
between the elevation of the new tracks 
and the elevation of the old pavement. 
This method of establishing the grade 
of the tracks necessarily involved a 
larger amount of paving on the side than 
would be necessary if the pavement was 
laid to more particularly conform to the 
existing grade of the pavement. 

The Board of Supervising Engineers 
believe that the grade of the center of 
the streets should be made as high as 
the surrounding improvements will per- 
mit, and where it is deemed necessary 
by the city officials to raise the grade of 
tracks that are being built on streets, 
where the pavement is "under reserve" 
or where the streets are not to be re- 
paved at the time the tracks are built, 
this board, and also the street railway 
companies, are willing to make a prac- 
ticable usable connection between the 
outside rails of the tracks and the city's 
paving on the side. 

The raising of the grade of the tracks 
mentioned above brought into the "pav- 
ing on the outside question" two de- 
batable points: 

1. The number of square yards of 
pavement that the street railway com- 
panies should pay for, outside of their 
right of way. 

2. The price per yard that the 
street railway companies should pay 
for this pavement. 

When the track rehabilitation work 
commenced the city representatives in 
charge of the paving repairs on the side, 
applied what is termed the "straight 
edge" method of determining the limits 
of the paving to be relaid, resulting 
in a very large and excessive quantity 
of paving repair in yards that the rail- 
way companies were required to pay 






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December 13, 1909. 



for, by comparison with what had been 
the practice heretofore. 

In addition to the large number of 
sqjare yards of pavement, the paving 
contractors contended that the paving re- 
pair prices named in their contracts with 
the city for paving "under reserve," 
which contracts specifically mention "re- 
pairs to openings, conduits for laying 
pipes," etc., should apply to this repair 
work on the side, which resulted in a 
combination of large yardage and high 
price per square yard, making the cost 
per mile of track for this extra paving 
very high. 

The street railway companies and this 
board felt that this work was costing 
the railway companies more than it 
should cost and a study of the outside 
paving obligations named in the ordi- 
nances was made, and the obligations of 
the railway companies in the premises, 
due to the raising of the grade of the 
track. A number of joint meetings were 
held between the Board of Local Improve- 
ments and this board to discuss the mat- 
ter, and the question was referred by 
the street railway companies to their 
respective attorneys for an opinion as to 
the legal obligations of the company in 
the premises. The net results of the 
legal opinions being: 

1. That the railway companies were 
obligated to pave and maintain the 
paving at their own expense on 16 
feet of roadway where double track 
was constructed, and 8 feet of road- 
way where single track was construct- 
ed, and that in paved streets where 
repaving is not to be done at the 
same time the tracks are rehabilitated 
a reasonable connection must be made 
between the right of way of the street 
railway companies and the city's pav- 
ing on the side. 

2. That the street railway com- 
panies could do this work themselves 
or contract with anyone to do it. 
However, it was the desire of this 

board, and also of the companies, to be 



not only fair with the city and the rail- 
way companies, but to meet it half way 
in endeavoring to agree upon some fair 
basis for determining the amount of 
yardage that the street railway com- 
panies should pay for and the prices per 
square yard that the companies should 
pay for the work, and with these objects 
in view joint meetings were arranged 
between the Board of Local Improve- 
ments and representatives from the De- 
partment of Public Works, the Board of 
Supervising Engineers, street paving con- 
tractors and the street railway com- 
panies, at which meetings the views of 
the different interests were stated and 
discussed, and it was finally agreed that 
the Board of Supervising Engineers 
would present in writing its ideas of 
what would constitute a reasonable basis 
of measurement for determining the num- 
ber of square yards of pavement that 
the street railway companies should pay 
for outside of their right of way, and at- 
tached hereto is a copy of the original 
communication sent to the Board of Lo- 
cal Improvements setting forth what, in 
the opinion of this board, would consti- 
tute a satisfactory basis of settlement for 
this paving work, and the Board of Lo- 
cal Improvements reply to this letter 
setting forth their objections. 

Following these letters the interested 
parties met in the office of the Board of 
Local Improvements to discuss the dif- 
ferent views, during which meeting a 
proposition was made by Mr. Walter L. 
Fisher as a basis of measurement, which 
modified somewhat the recommendations 
of the board, and suggested that an ac- 
tual demonstration be made of the meth- 
od proposed by him, also the method sug- 
gested by the board, which recommenda- 
tion was made in the following language: 

"I suggest that we agree on a block 
on some street to be repaved, and that 
we repave one side of that block ac- 
cording to the suggestion made by the 
Board of Supervising Engineers, and 
the other half of that block according 



December 13. 1909. 



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to the suggestion made by me. My 
suggestion is that the companies shall 
pave eighteen inches from the rail for 
every inch or less of elevation of the 
track, and that for every additional 
inch beyond the first inch, they pave 
an additional foot outside of the eigh- 
teen inches. The suggestion of the 
Board of Supervising Engineers is as 
outlined in their letter of July 17th. 

In doing this test work, the Board 
of Supervising Engineers, or the street 
railway companies, shall be permitted 
to have inspectors on the ground 
to inspect the amount of material and 
the amount of labor that goes into the 
work that is done by the contractor, 
and that then we undertake to see 
whether we can come to an agreement 
in the light of the results of this ex- 
periment. 

The next question is the question of 
what street we will take, and it is 
suggested that one block of asphalt 
pavement be taken, one block of brick 
pavement and one block of granite 
pavement. For the asphalt, Madison 
street, west of California avenue, the 
exact block to be decided upon by in- 
vestigation on the street. For the 
brick pavement, 12th street, west of 
Halsted street. For the granite pave- 
ment, Clark- street. 

The work shall be done by the con- 
tractor, with the concurrent supervi- 
sion of the Board of Supervising En- 
gineers as to the amount of labor and 
material that goes into the work. My 
suggestion as to price would be 
$2.25 (?) 

If the result of this experiment is a 
failure to agree upon either one of 
these methods, then the work shall be 
put in such condition as the Board 
of Local Improvements regards as nec- 
essary in that block, at a fair price for 
what additional work may be involved, 
for which the companies will pay. If 
either method is adopted, then that 
work will not have to be done over; 



and if the Board of Local Improve- 
ments desides that neither side of the 
street requires being done over, it 
need not be done." 
Two sample jobs of pavement were laid, 
one on West Madison street and one on 
12th street, and after they were finished 
they were viewed by representatives of 
the Board of Local Improvements, the 
interested- contractors, Board of Super- 
vising Engineers and the street railway 
companies. Subsequently, meetings were 
held by the interested parties and the 
questions involved discussed, resulting 
in the Board of Supervising Engineers' 
Resolutions Numbers 1428, 1429 and 
1524, which were accepted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, the contractors 
and the street railway companies, and 
repair work for the companies outside 
of their right of way is now progressing 
in accordance with these resolutions 
(all of which resolutions are the same, 
but apply to different companies ) . Copy 
of one is hereto attached. 

Soon after the final draft of the Pav- 
ing Resolution No. 1429 had been ten- 
tatively agreed to by all parties con- 
cerned, Mr. Frank T. Fowler was ap- 
pointed a member of the Board of Local 
Improvements and addressed a communi- 
cation to the Board of Supervising Engi- 
neers under date of September 21, 1909, 
referring to Paving Resolution No. 1429, 
copies of which letter and the attendant 
correspondence are attached hereto. 

October 2 the Board of Supervising 
Engineers received a letter from Walter 
L. Fisher, Special Traction Counsel, sug- 
gesting a change in Paragraph 4 of 
Resolutions Nos. 1428, 1429 and 1524, 
with the addition of this correction in 
his judgment, the resolution would be 
acceptable to the Board of Local Im- 
provements on the work of rehabilitation 
that had already been completed, which 
letter also referred to a committee to be 
appointed representing the Board of Lo- 
cal Improvements, the Commissioner of 
Public Works and the Board of Super- 



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vising Engineers, to consider the grade 
of the existing pavement on streets where 
tracks are to be rehabilitated and to 
determine whether any good reason ex- 
ists why the new track should not be 
laid at the same grade as the existing 
pavement, copy of which letter is hereto 
attached. 

We also attach copy of letter written 
to the Board of Local Improvements 
signed by the chairman of this board, 
transmitting Resolution No. 1499, which 
covers the changes in Paragraph 4, sug- 
gested by Mr. Fisher, and which letter 
also states that the board will appoint 
a representative to act on a committee 
on grades, recommended by Mr. Fisher. 

October 11 the Board of Supervising 
Engineers received a letter from Charles 
A. V. Standish, secretary to the Board 
of Local Improvements, concerning a 
copy of resolution adopted by the Local 
Improvements Board to the effect that 
the Board of Local Improvements and 
the Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, and the Board of Super- 
vising Engineers, appoint each a repre- 
sentative "to examine all of the streets 
or parts of streets in this city, where the 
said street railway companies, or either 
of them, propose to reconstruct their 
tracks,'' and determine if there is any 
good reason why the new track should 
not be laid at the grade of the now 
existing pavement, with their recom- 
mendation as to what the new grade 
should be in each case ; 

"And, Be It Further Resolved, That 
this report when made shall be sent 
to the Mayor of Chicago, with the re- 
quest that he transmit the same to the 
City Council with the recommendation 
that an ordinance be passed establish- 
ing the legal grade of the streets, or 
parts of streets, in accordance with 
the recommendation of the report." 
Copies of this resolution and the let- 
ter of transmittal are attached hereto; 
also copy of our answer signed by the 
chairman of the board, and which made 



the appointment of a representative to 
act for the Board of Supervising Engi- 
neers; also letter signed by our assist- 
ant secretary, referring to the resolu- 
tion and letter of transmittal of Octo- 
ber 11. 

The following persons were appointed 
to represent the respective parties, and 
met as per appointment in the office of 
the Board of Local Improvements Thurs- 
day, October 14: 

Mr. John B. Hittell, representing the 
Board of Local Improvements; Mr. R. 
F. Kelker, Jr., representing the Board 
of Supervising Engineers, and Walter B. 
Leninger, representing the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and constituted what 
is known as "Committee on Grade Rec- 
ommendation." 

Attached hereto is a copy of the report 
and recommendation of that committee 
as a result of the meeting of October 
14, addressed to Mr. John J. Hanberg, 
Commissioner of Public Works, Albert 
F. Keeney, president, Board of Local 
Improvements, and Mr. Bion J. Arnold, 
chairman, Board of Supervising Engi- 
neers. 

We also attach copy of communication 
from the Board of Local Improvements 
accepting the recommendation of the 
Committee. 

Mr. Frank T. Fowler of the Board of 
Local Improvements and Mr. Mclnerney, 
inspector of streets "under reserve," at- 
tended the 275th meeting of the Board 
of Supervising Engineers to talk about 
the paving question in response to an 
invitation from the chairman to Mr. 
FoAvler and, in general, Mr. Fowler stat- 
ed that his attending the meeting that 
afternoon was more especially for the 
future than the past, and stating that 
it was the intention of the Board of Lo- 
cal Improvements from that time on to 
give the question of permits to open 
streets where the pavement is "under 
reserve" more particular attention, as 
he felt that in the past more or less 
advantage had been taken of the Board 



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203; 



of Local Improvements, but that he did 
not wish to particularly find fault but 
to get an undertsanding, as he thought 
that if a proper understanding could be 
had everything would move along in a 
satisfactory manner. 

More or less discussion took place, 
which was all summed up by the chair- 
man in the following language: 

"I want to make the point clear that 
the railway companies or this board had 
no authority to change or fix the grade, 
If the city officials gave an order to 
change the grade for any reason, the rail- 
way companies have to come and fix the 
pavement up to the extent that the ordi- 
nances call for. The question is, what 
do the ordinances call for? It is the 
duty of this board, which is partly rail- 
way companies and partly city, to arrive 
at a fair conclusion; and that is what 
we did when we came to that conclusion 
in the form of the resolution. It is not 
right that the city should take money 
from the railway companies by forcing 
the railway companies to spend money 
unnecessarily on paving that the ordi- 
nances did not contemplate the railway 
companies to spend. Neither that the 
railway companies should get the city to 
spend money or do anything it should 
not do." 

"The resolutions are the result of the 
discussions between the three bodies, and 
we thought the settlement we reached 
was a fair settlement without endeavor- 
ing to get the best of any one." 

The present status of the paving ques- 
tion affecting the work to be done by 
the street railway companies outside of 
their right of way, is as follows: 

1. The resolution of the board, Nos. 
1428, 1429 and 1524 is in force as ap- 
plying to all tracks constructed to 
date. 

2. For all future track rehabili- 
tation work, the resolution of the 
Board of Local Improvements is in 
force, providing for the establishment 



of a track grade to be approved by the 
City Council. 

The above statement, I think, fully 
covers the information requested in your 
letter of October 29. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) F. K. Parke, 

Secretary. 

(Copy.) 

July 17, 1909. 
Board of Local Improvements, City Hall, 

Chicago, III.: 

Gentlemen — In response to your re- 
quest for a letter from this board stat- 
ing its opinion as to what would be a 
fair method of determining the amount 
of paving outside of their rights-of-way 
to be paid for by the railway companies 
in connection with their track rehabili- 
tation work, we beg leave to state as 
follows : 

As you are aware, in conjunction with 
your board and representatives of the 
contractors, we have given this subject 
careful consideration for some time and 
we are now of the opinion that the 
method hereinafter stated would be a 
fair one, and we hope it can be agreed 
upon by all parties concerned: 

1. The railway companies should re- 
pave all openings which they make. 

2. In cases where the grade of the 
track is raised, the railway companies 
should repave all pavement outside of 
the rights-of-way which it becomes neces- 
sary to repave in order to make a fair 
connection between the old pavement and 
the tracks of the railway companies upon 
the following basis: For each inch of 
elevatiion that the tracks are raised 
above the existing pavement adjacent 
to the rail, the railway companies should 
repave one foot of paving, measuring 
from the outside edge of rail, and pro- 
portionately for fractions thereof. The 
vertical measurements to be made from 
the outside of the top of the rail and 






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December 13. 1909. 



the horizontal measurements to begin 
at the outside edge of the outside rail, 
it being understood that, in all cases 
where the railway companies make open- 
ings outside of the limit which this de- 
scribes, the openings will be repaved by 
the railway companies. 

3. The railway companies should, for 
the purpose of adjustment of this mat- 
ter, on streets under -reserve pay $1.75 
per square yard, as the railway compan- 
ies feel that, on streets not under re- 
serve, they can do the work for con- 
siderably less themselves. 

If your board is prepared to accept 

these terms, we feel that we can get the 

railway companies to accept them in 

order to get the work promptly started. 

Yours very truly, 



Chairman Board No. 1. 



(Copy.) 
Board of Local Improvements, 
Chicago, July 19, 1909. 
The Board of Supervising Engineers, 181 
La Salle Street, Chicago, III. : 
Gentl*emen — The Board of Local Im- 
provements, acknowledging the commu- 
nication from the Board of Supervising 
Engineers under date of the 17th inst., 
concurs in paragraph No. 1 therein. 

In paragraph No. 2, the proposition as 
presented Avill not make a fair connection 
with the old pavement, and would not, 
in the opinion of this Board, properly 
restore the pavement in a manner which 
we would consider safe for travel. For 
example, the plan proposed, if applied to 
the contour of a 38-foot roadway, would, 
for a 4 -inch difference in elevation, make 
the line of jointure with the old pave- 
ment about three feet six- inches from 
the brow, with a corresponding crown of 
4% inches in that distance, which would 
be more than half the average crown for 
the full width of the street from brow to 
curb; and for a 6-inch rise, the line of 



jointure would be 5 feet from the brow, 
with a crown of 7% inches, or almost the 
full average crown. The Board of Local 
Improvements, after full consideration of 
the scheme proposed, and after applying 
the same to plans drawn to the scale 
of the typical street sections and apply- 
ing the same also to actual conditions 
on the streets, and with knowledge 
gained by recent and thorough examina- 
tions of what might be called typical 
streets that have been and that have not 
been restored after track rehabilitation, 
is of the opinion that any mathematical 
rule is difficult of application; and de- 
cides that the most practical and best 
method is the one heretofore insisted 
upon by the late President of the Board, 
viz., the straight-edge. The Board is 
cognizant that objections have been made 
to the length of the straight-edge, and 
to obviate any further criticism along 
that line, wlil permit the restoration of 
the streets by the use of a straight-elge 
whose length is .8 of the distance be- 
tween the rail and the face of the curb. 

Should the other parties interested, 
however, wish to agree on something like 
a mathematical rule, the Board suggests 
the following: 

Feet of 
Pavement. 

For 1 inch of elevation 3 

For 2 inches of elevation 5 

For 3 inches of elevation 7 

For 4 inches of elevation 8 

For 5 inches of elevation. 9 

For 6 inches of elevation 10 

These distances to be measured from 
the outer edge of the brow paving, which 
should be in conformity with the contour 
of the pavement and not above the ele- 
vation of the surface of the rail. 

As to the subject-matter in Section 3, 
this board is of course a neutral party, 
but will endeavor to use its best efforts 
to help settle the matter quickly. 

In conclusion, the Board of Local Im- 
provements states that its position is 



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such that it can not suffer anything to 
be done which might impair the guaran- 
tees of the street paving contracts. 

Owing to the dangerous condition of 
the streets, there is necessity for imme- 
diate action, and the Board of Local Im- 
provements is determined to use every 
effort to obtain it. 

Yours very truly, 
Board of Local Improvements, 
(Signed) By John Minwegen, 

Vice-President. 



Board of Supervising Engineers, 
Chicago Traction 

Resolution no. 1524 October 16, 1909. 

Whereas, The ordinance of the City 
of Chicago of February 11, 1907., under 
which this board is organized, provides 
that : 

"The Company, before it makes any 
excavation in or in any way interferes 
with the surface of any street or pub- 
lic way for the purpose of doing any 
work, shall obtain from the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the city a 
permit so to do, which permit shall 
contain a condition requiring the Com- 
pany to restore said street or way 
and maintain it for one year there- 
after; and in every case the Company, 
after it has restored such street or 
way, shall maintain it for one year 
after such restoration." and, 

Whereas, The City of Chicago now 
has certain contracts outstanding and 
in force under which the respective pav- 
ing contractors who constructed the pav- 
ing on certain of the streets or public 
ways involved in the said provision of 
said ordinance have warranted such re- 
spective paving and agreed to maintain 
the same at their expense during periods 
of time respectively which have not yet 
expired; and, 

Whereas, The said contractors claim 
that unless they themselves, respectively, 



do the work of restoring the said streets 
or ways, they will be released from their 
respective obligations and guarantees un- 
der said contracts; and 

Whereas, The City of Chicago does 
not admit this claim, and both parties 
desire to avoid the necessity of determin- 
ing its validity; and, 

Whereas, Also, a difference of opin- 
ion has arisen as to the amount of pav- 
ing required for such restoration of 
said streets; now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That this Board approves 
an arrangement to be entered into be- 
tween the Southern Street Railway Com- 
pany and- the said paving contractors, 
respectively, by which the said company 
will employ the said contractors to do 
for the company the work required of it 
on such streets under the hereinabove 
quoted provision of the said ordinance 
upon the following terms: 

Each said contractor, respectively, 
shall restore, such of the said streets as 
were originally paved by the said con- 
tractor, including the pavement, and 
shall maintain the same for one year and 
for such longer period as was provided 
for the maintenance of such pavement 
in the contract under which the said 
pavement was originally laid *by the 
said contractor, all of such work of res- 
toration and maintenance to be done in 
full compliance with the said provision 
of said ordinance and to 1 the satisfac- 
tion of the Board of Local Improvements 
of the City of Chicago, and subject to 
the approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works of said city. In considera- 
tion of the performance of such work by 
the said contractor, the said company 
shall pay to said contractor as follows: 
1. In cases where the grade of the 
tracks is changed by the said railway 
company, the company will pay for the 
repaving of all pavement outside of the 
right-of-way which it becomes neces- 
sary to repave on account of track 
construction, in order to make a con- 









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nection between the old pavement and 
the pavement in the right-of-way of 
the railway company, the sum of two 
dollars and twenty-five cents ($2.25) 
per square yard, measured upon the 
following basis: 

For the first inch or fraction of an 
inch of elevation of the outer rail 
above the existing pavement, the rail- 
way company will pay for the repay- 
ing of eighteen (18) inches from the 
outside edge of the rail; and for ev- 
ery additional inch of elevation beyond 
the first inch the railway company will 
pay for the repaving of one additional 
foot outside of the eighteen inches, 
and proportionately for fractions 
thereof, except that in cases where the 
brow paving is laid by the Railway 
company this portion will be deducted 
unless the outer edge of the brow pav- 
ing is as high as or higher than the 
rail, when the measurements shall be 
taken from the outer edge of the brow 
paving instead of from the rail. 

If the average of all the elevations 
taken on the outside edge of the brow 
paving blocks in any 100-foot section 
gives an elevation level with or higher 
than the average elevation of the rail 
in said section, then the measurements 
are to be made from the outside edge 
of the brow; but where the average 
elevation taken on the outside of the 
brow in any 100-foot section is lower 
than the average elevation of the rail 
in said section, the measurements shall 
be taken from the outside edge of the 
outside rail. 

Where, in such cases the company 
has made an opening in the street, on 
account of track construction, outside 
of its right of way, and outside of the 
space measured under the foregoing 
paragraph, the surface of such open- 
ing outside of such space shall be 
measured and added to the quantity 
ascertained under the foregoing para- 
graph, excepting as hereinafter pro- 
vided for. 



2. In cases where the grade of the 
tracks is not changed the railway com- 
pany shall pay the sum of two dollars 
and twenty-five cents ($2.25) per 
square yard for repaving all openings 
actually made in the street outside the 
right of way of the company, on ac- 
count of or in connection with track 
construction, excepting as hereinafter 
provided for. 

3. Where temporary tracks have 
been or are laid by the railway com- 
pany outside of the right of way and 
outside of the space measured under 
the foregoing subdivision 1 and 2, the 
repaving of all openings made in the 
streets by the company, on account of 
or in connection with the laying, use 
or removal of such temporary tracks 
shall be paid for at the price herein- 
above stated ($2.25) per square yard. 

4. Where the railway company has 
installed tracks, crossings or curves in 
addition to those which previously ex- 
isted, or special work or curves in place 
of those which previously existed, and 
where such installation has material- 
ly changed the contour of the existing 
pavement so as to require the build- 
ing of additional catch basins or the 
changing of the drainage of the pave- 
ments at such points, the cost of the 
building of such catch basins and the 
relaying or rebuilding of the curbing 
shall be paid for by the railway com- 
pany, provided the necessity of chang- 
ing the previously existing catch ba- 
sins and curbing has been examined by 
a representative of the said Board of 
Local Improvements and a representa- 
tive of the said Board of Supervising 
Engineers, and a representative of the' 
said Railway Company, and a represen- 
tative of the contractor who is to 
make such changes, and, in case of a 
disagreement, the majority shall rule; 
and the cost of such changes has been 
estimated in writing by agreement of 
the said representatives before the said 
changes are made. In case of a dis- 



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agreement, the majority will rule. And 
in no event shall the amount to be so 
paid by the railway company exceed 
the said estimate. 

In case the said changes require re- 
paving of portions of the street outside 
of and in addition to the portions 
measured and repaved under the fore- 
going subdivision 1, 2 and 3, such ad- 
ditional portions shall be measured and 
repaved, and shall be paid for at the 
rate hereinabove provided. But in case 
such repaving is to be done on streets 
where the paving contractor is not re- 
quired to do work of the kinds men- 
tioned in said subdivision 1, 2 or 3, 
or where the contractor is required to 
do such repaving at a different time 
than tlie work mentioned in said sub- 
divisions, then the price to be paid by 
the railway company for the repraving 
provided for in this subdivision 4, shall 
be the price stated for repair work in 
the contract under which the pavement 
was originally laid by said contractor. 

5. Openings made by the railway 
company outside of the right of way 
for laterals or conduits, or for the re- 
pairing of joints or the resetting of 
poles, shall be repaved by the con- 
tractor under the provisions of this 
resolution, except that the price to be 
paid for the repaving of such open- 
ings shall be *the price stated for 
repair work in the contract under 
which the original pavement was laid 
by the contractor, but in no case shall 
there be a duplicate charge made for 
the same work. 

6. Where openings have been made 
by the company, it will turn over to 
the contractor who is repaving said 
openings all of the bricks, granite 
blocks or creosote blocks, removed by 
the company from such openings, or 
bricks, granite blocks or creosote 
blocks, respectively, equal in quantity 
and quality to those removed from 
such openings. 

The amount of paving to be paid for 



by the railway company shall in every 
case be determined as follows: 

The Board of Local Improvements, 
the Board of Supervising Engineer, the 
street railway company and the con- 
tractor, shall each appoint a represen- 
tative who shall measure off divisions 
of the part of the street to be repaved, 
each of which divisions shall be one 
hundred (100) feet in length, as near 
as may be, measured longitudinally 
along the outside rail, and these di- 
visions will be subdivided into ten 
(10) foot sections, and the difference 
in elevation between the top of the 
rail or the brow stone where it is 
higher than the rail and the existing 
pavement will be measured at each ten 
(10) foot section line and the average 
for each one hundred (100) foot di- 
vision will be determined from these 
measurements in order to estimate the 
amount of paving which the railway 
company will pay for each division. 

Where the existing pavement out- 
side of the rail is above the top of the 
rail after the reconstruction of the 
tracks by the company, the distance 
out for which the railway company will 
pay for the repaving will be determined 
in the same manner as though the rail 
was higher than the pavement; it be- 
ing understood that the slope may then 
be downward toward the rail. 

The measurements shall be made 
and the quantities agreed upon by the 
interested parties, as hereinabove pro- 
vided, before any work is done upon 
the street. 

The work orders to be issued for 
such work shall provide for the doing 
of the same and the payment therefor, 
in accordance with the provisions of 
this resolution. 

This board is of the opinion that a 
restoration of the pavement for the re- 
spective distances hereinbefore men- 
tioned, and in accordance with the fore- 
going provisions is sufficient for a dis- 
charge of the said obligations of the said 



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December 13, 1909. 



company under said ordinance; but the 
work to be done by the contractor shall 
not necessarily be to restore and main- 
tain the actual yardage so measured, but 
the contractor shall in every case restore 
and maintain the street, including the 
pavement thereof so as to comply with 
the obligations of the company under 
the said provisions of the said ordinance, 
in such a manner as to secure the ap- 
proval of said work by the said Board of 
Local Improvements and the said Com- 
missioner of Public Works as being a 
compliance with said provisions and with 
the obligations of said contractor under 
his original paving contract; but the 
company shall not be obligated to pay 
for any additional paving other than that 
measured and determined under the fore- 
going provisions of this resolution. 

Resolution No. 1526, 276th Meeting 
Board No. 1 October 16th, 1909. 

Resolved, That the Southern Street 
Railway Company be and is hereby au- 
thorized to enter into contracts for the 
replacement of manholes, catch-basins, 
curbing, tile piping, etc., at street inter- 
sections, to be specified in each of said 
contracts, as referred to in paragraph 4 
of Resolution No. 1524, at prices and 
upon terms which have been submitted 
to the Chief Engineer of the Work and 
are on file in the office of the board, said 
terms being the lowest advantageous 
terms. All contracts to be submitted 
to this Board for approval before being 
entered into; and to be based on the 
prices authorized by this resolution and 
set forth under date of October 15, 1909, 
and known as contract B969. 

(Copy.) 
September 21, 1909. 
Board of Supervising Engineers, Chicago 
Railways Company, 444 North Clark 
Street, City: 

Gentlemen — Resolution No. 1429, dat- 
ed September 10, 1909, Chicago Traction, 



a portion of which the Board of Local 
Improvements has to do, has been re- 
ferred to me for attention. 

My understanding of the ordinance of 
February 11, 1907, is that the city has 
a right to any information obtained since 
the passage of that ordinance. Owing 
to the absence of Mr. Walter L. Fisher, 
I am unable to get his legal advice on 
this point, and, therefore, assuming that 
my understanding of the ordinance is 
correct, I respectfully request that this 
board be furnished at your earliest con- 
venience with full and complete informa- 
tion regarding the observations and 
measurements made by engineers in the 
employ of the railways company relating 
to the different elevations of the re- 
habilitated tracks and street paving. The 
railways company, by reason of their full 
and complete technical information on 
this subject, know where they are at, 
while the city with only an estimate 
of the cost of the work to be done is not 
prepared to exact its fair due in the 
situation. 

Awaiting reply, I remain 

Yours very respectfully, 

(Signed) Frank T. Fowler, 

Member, Board of Local Improvements. 



(Copy.) 

No. 1065. 

September 21, 1909. 
Frank T. Fowler, Esq., Board of Local 

Improvements, City Hall, Chicago, III. : 

Dear Sir — In response to your letter 
of September 21st regarding the subject 
of paving by the Railways Copmany of 
streets under reserve to contractors, 
please be advised that this letter was 
presented to the board at to-day's meet- 
ing. 

I was directed by the chairman to ask 
you to attend the meeting this after- 
noon, which invitation I conveyed to you 
by telephone. It is presumed, however, 
that you found the pressure of other 



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duties prevented you from reaching here. 

Permit me to extend to you an invi- 
tation to attend a meeting of this board 
tomorrow, September 22, 1909. 

I am also directed to inform you that 
as soon as we are informed as to your 
wishes for information, we will be very 
glad to give you any data we have bear- 
ing upon this subject. 

Yours very truly, 



Secretary. 

(Copy.) 

September 23, 1909 
Board of Supervising Engineers, 181 La 
Salle Street, Chicago: 
Gentlemen — I thank you for the invi- 
tation to appear before a meeting of your 
body, and will avail myself of the oppor- 
tunity. 

Very respectfully yours, 
(Signed) Frank T. Fowler, 

Member, Board of Local Improvements. 



(Copy.) 

October 2, 



1909. 






Board of Supervising Engineers, 181 La 
Salle Street, Chicago: 
Gentlemen — In accordance with the 
telephone conversation had with Mr. 
George Weston today, I suggest that your 
resolution No. 1429 be amended at once 
so that the first half dozen lines of Para- 
graph No. 4 be changed to read as fol- 
lows: 

"Where the railway company has in- 
stalled tracks, crossings or curves in 
addition to those which previously ex- 
isted, or special work or curves in 
place of those which previously existed, 
and where such installation had ma- 
terially changed the contour of the 
existing pavement so as to require the 
building of additional catch basins or 
the changing of the drainage of the 
pavements at such points, etc." 



I think this was the real intention of 
Paragraph 4, and at all events it seems 
clear that this paragraph should apply 
to special work or curves which replace 
those previously existing as well as to 
those which are in addition to those 
which previously existed. 

As soon as you have made the amend- 
ment will you kindly notify the Board 
of Local Improvements in the City Hall? 

I think that with this change the 
Board of Local Improvements will adopt 
the resolution so far as those streets on 
which the work of rehabilitation has al- 
ready been completed or has progressed 
to the point where the foundations for 
the tracks have already been laid. Streets 
where the work has not progressed to 
this extent will remain to be discussed 
in the future; but in the meanwhile it is 
understood that a representative of the 
Board of Local Improvements, a repre- 
sentative of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and a representative of the Board 
of Supervising Engineers shall examine 
all of the remaining streets on which 
the companies expect to rehablitate their 
tracks, and which are not covered by 
Resolution No. 1429, with the view of de- 
termining whether any good reason ex- 
ists why the new tracks should not be 
laid at the same grade as the existing 
pavement, and, if changes should be 
made, what changes will be necessary. 
The purpose is to confine the change in 
grade on these streets to the least pos- 
sible change, and thus avoid the expense 
of adjusting the pavement to an altered 
grade. 

I trust that you will appoint your rep- 
resentative immediately, so that there 
will be no delay in obtaining this report. 
After it has been made, it is proposed 
to take up the question as to what will 
be a fair basis for the payment of the 
cost of the necessary changes which will 
still remain to be made on those streets 
where the grade must be changed. 
Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Walter L. Fisher. 






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December 13, 1909. 



(Copy.) 

October 



1909. 



No. 1088. 



Board of Local Improvements, City Ball, 
Chicago, ill.: 

Gentlemen — In response to a letter 
from Mr. Walter L. Fisher, dated Octo- 
ber 2, 1909, suggesting changes in Para- 
graph 4 of Resolutions Nos. 1428 and 
1429, passed by this board on September 
10, 1909, I beg leave to state that this 
board today passed the following resolu- 
tion. 

No. 1499. Resolved, That the follow- 
ing changes be made in Paragraph 4 
of Resolutions Nos. 1428 and 1429: 
In the third line, after the word "ex- 
isted" insert "or special work or curves 
in place of those which previously ex- 
isted", and in the third line, omit the 
word "additional." Also, in the fifth 
line, change the word "and" to "or". 

Please also be advised that either Mr. 
Geo. Weston or Mr. R. F. Kelker will act 
for this board in the matter of the joint 
committee to which Mr. Fisher refers, 
composed of a representative of the 
Board of Local Improvements, a repre- 
sentative of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and a representative of this 
board to "examine all of the remaining 
streets on which the companies expect 
to rehabilitate their tracks, and which 
are not covered by Resolutions 1428 and 
1429, with the view of determining 
whether any good reason exists why the 
new tracks should not be laid at the 
same grade as the existing pavement." 

I assume that the appointment of this 
committee is in accordance with your un- 
derstanding of the matter and that, with 
the modifications of the resolutions as 
outlined above, your board is now ready 
to approve them. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) Bion J. Arnold, 

Chairman. 



Board of Local Improvements,} 
October 11, 1909. f 
Board of Supervising Engineers, Bor- 
land Block, Chicago, III.: 
Gentlemen — Enclosed herewith find 
copy of resolution this day adopted, ap- 
pointing a representative of this board, 
and we would respectfully ask that you 
appoint a representative to act for your 
department, and have him meet at this 
office the representative of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works on Thursday, 
Oct. 14, at 9:30 A. M. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Charles A. V. Standish, 

Secretary. 

Be It Resolved, That the Board of Lo- 
cal Improvements of the City of Chi- 
cago hereby appoints John B. Hittell or 
Walter W. Marr as its representative 
to act with a representative of the Board 
of Supervising Engineers, organized un- 
der the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
of February 11th, 1907, to the Chicago 
City Railway Company and the Chicago 
Railways Company, respectively, and 
with a representative of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago, to examine all of the streets or 
parts of streets in this city which the 
said street railway companies, or either 
of them, propose to reconstruct their 
tracks and which are not covered by the 
resolution passed by the said Board of 
Local Improvements on this date, with 
regard to an arrangement between the 
said companies and the City of Chicago 
and to report to this board and to the 
said Bbajrd of Supervising Engineers 
arid to the Commissioner of Public 
Works whether, in the case of each such 
street or part of street, there is any good 
reason why flfce new tracks should not 
be laid at the grade of the now existing 
pavement, with their recommendation as 
to what the new grade should be in each 
case where, in the judgment of the said 
representatives or a majority of them, 



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the new tracks should be laid at a dif- 
ferent grade than the grade of the pres- 
ent pavement. 

And Be It Further Resolved, That this 
report, when made, shall be sent to the 
Mayor of Chicago, with the request that 
he transmit the same to the City Coun- 
cil, with the recommendation that an 
ordinnce be passed establishing the legal 
grade of these streets and parts of 
streets, in accordance with the recom- 
mendations of the report. 

October 13, 1909. 
No. 1100. 

Board of Local Improvements, City Hall, 
Chicago, III. : 

Gentlemen — We acknowledge receipt 
of your letter of October 11th transmit- 
ting a copy of a resolution adopted by 
your board relating to the method to be 
pursued in determining upon the chang- 
ing of the grade of tracks by the street 
railway companies in streets which are 
to be rehabilitated in the future, and 
asking this board to appoint a repre- 
sentative to confer with the representa- 
tives of your board and the representa- 
tive of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

I beg leave to refer you to our letter 
of October 6th, in which Mr. Geo. West- 
on or Mr. R. F. Kelker are named as 
the representative to act for this board 
in this connection. 

Yours very truly, 



Chairman. 



October 13, 1909. 



1097. 

Board of Local Improvements, City Hall, 

Chicago, III.: 

Gentlemen— Acknowledging your fa- 
vor of the 11th inst. enclosing copy of 
a resolution on the selection of a pav- 
ing representative and his duties, I take 
pleasure in informing you that a repre- 



sentative of this board will meet at your 
office the representative of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, 9:30 A. M., 
Thursday, October 14th, 1909, as re- 
quested. 

Yours very truly, 



Assistant Secretary. 

Board of Local Improvements,") 
November 4, 1909. C 
Mr. E. E. Evans, Secretary Committee 

on Local Transportation; 

Dear Sir — Your letter of October 29th 
to the Board of Local Improvements in 
re copy of ordinance by Alderman Cul- 
lerton in regard to street paving in con- 
nection with street railway rehabilita- 
tion, as stated in your letter this matter 
has been under discussion by the Board 
of Supervising Engineers, the Board of 
Local Improvements, the Commissioner 
of Public Works, Walter L. Fisher, as 
city representative, and the street rail- 
way companies, as a result of which 
what are designated as resolutions Nos. 
1428 and 1429, adopted by the Board 
of Supervising Engineers with certain 
amendments, have been concurred in by 
the Board of Local Improvements, ac- 
cepted by the street railway companies 
and are now in operation. The Board 
of Supervising Engineers furnished this 
office with a copy of these resolutions 
which are our only files. You can prob- 
ably obtain copies from that office upon 
request. 

In conclusion I wish to say that this 
board was advised by Mr. Walter L. 
Fisher, as attorney representing the City 
of Chicago, that the terms set forth in 
the resoltuions as adopted by the Board 
of Supervising Engineers, were the best 
solution of the problem under consider- 
ation, under the circumstances. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Charles A. V. Standish, 

Secretary. 



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December 13, 1909. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (October 18, 1909, page 
1397) an order directing the Committee 
on Judiciary to revise Chapters 73 and 
74 of the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905, relating to Weights and 
Measures and Public Weighers, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the ordinance herewith sub- 
mitted: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Sections 740 and 741 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, Sec- 
tion 2476 of said Code, Section 2478 
of said Code, as subsequently amended. 
Sections 2480, 2491, 2495 and 2496 of 
said Code, and Section 1 of an ordi- 
nance regulating the weighing of hay, 
etc., passed by the City Council June 
8, 1908, and repealing Section 2478a 
of the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905, and an ordinance regu- 
lating the sale of coal, charcoal and 
coke, passed by the City Council March 
1, 1909. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 740 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is hereby amended so as to read 
as follows: 

740. Any person, firm or corpora- 
tion engaged in the business of selling 
coal, charcoal or coke in the City, to be 
delivered in said City, shall provide 
the driver of the wagon or conveyance 
with a delivery ticket bearing the name 



of the person, firm or corporation 
selling such fuel, showing the net 
weight of the fuel and the name and 
address of the purchaser of said fuel, 
or person, firm or corporation to whom 
same is to be delivered, which said 
delivery ticket shall be delivered by 
the driver in charge of the wagon or 
conveyance to the purchaser or his 
agent or representative at the time of 
the delivery of the fuel, or to the per- 
son to whom delivery is to be made. 

Every such person, firm or corpora- 
tion shall, on demand of the Inspector 
of Weights and Measures of the City 
of Chicago, or any of his deputies, or 
the purchaser or inteding purchaser 
or his agent or representative or the 
person to whom the delivery is to be 
tade, produce and deliver said ticket 
to said officer or to his deputies, or 
the purchaser or intending purchaser 
or his agent or representative or the 
person to whom the delivery is to be 
made, and whenever said officer or any 
of his deputies or the purchaser or 
intending purchaser, or his agent or 
representative or the person to whom 
delivery is to be made, shall demand 
that the said weight shown by said 
ticket be verified, it shall thereupon 
become the duty of the person, firm 
or corporation delivering such fuel to 
convey the same forthwith to some 
public scale selected by the Inspector 
of Weights and Measures of the City 
of Chicago or any of his deputies or 
the purchaser or intending purchaser 
of the fuel being delivered, or the per- 
son to whom delivery is to be made, 
in the particular locality where the 
coal, charcoal or coke is to be delivered 
or to any private scale in the par- 
ticular locality where the owner there- 
of shall consent to such use, and per- 
mit the weighing of the. coal, charcoal 
or coke, together with conveyance and 
equipment, for the purpose of ascer- 
taining the gross weight thereof, and 
shall, after the delivery of such fuel, 



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return forthwith with the conveyance 
and equipment used in the delivery of 
such coal, charcoal or coke to the same 
scale and permit the weighing, of said 
conveyance and equipment for the pur- 
pose of verifying the net weight of 
the coal, charcoal or coke, as shown 
by the said ticket; provided, however, 
that if such person, firm or corporation 
requests the privilege of re-weighing 
said coal, charcoal or coke, conveyance 
and equipment on another and dif- 
ferent scale from that selected by the 
Inspector of Weights and Measures 
of the City of Chicago or any of his 
deputies or the purchaser or intending 
purchaser, or the person to 1 whom de- 
livery is to be made, said Inspector of 
Weights and Measures or his deputy 
or the purchaser or intending pur- 
chaser, or the person to whom delivery 
is to be made, shall consent to such 
weighing on some other scale in the 
particular locality. 

Every person, firm or corporation 
selling or offering for sale coal, char- 
coal or coke in the City shall sell the 
same by avoirdupois weight. 

No person shall dump, unload or de- 
posit any coal upon any sidewalk, 
street, alley or public place unless 
such coal shall first be thoroughly 
sprinkled with water; provided, how- 
ever, that no coal shall be so sprinkled 
until after the weighing thereof. 
Section 2. That Section 741 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is hereby amended so as to read 
as follows: 

741. Any person, firm or 'corporation 
violating any of the provisions of 
Section 740 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, as subsequently 
amended, or who shall refuse or neglect 
to comply with any of the provisions 
thereof, shall be fined not less than 
five dollars ($5.00) nor more than 
fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense, 
and any person, firm or corporation 



delivering or attempting to deliver 

coal, charcoal or coke within the City 

of a quantity less than that called 

for by the delivery ticket, as provided 

for in Section 740 aforesaid, shall be 

fined not less than twenty-five dollars 

($25.00) nor more than two hundred 

dollars ($200.00) for each offense. 

Section 3. That Section 2476 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905 be and the same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows : 

2476. Inspection Obligatory.) Every 
person using weights, measures, scale 
beams, patent balances, steelyards, or 
any instrument, in weighing or meas- 
uring any article intended to be pur- 
chased or sold in the City, or any 
article weighed or measured for ship- 
ping or receiving purposes, or in weigh- 
ing or measuring any person or animal 
for hire or reward shall cause the 
same to be inspected and sealed by the 
Inspector of Weights and Measures 
in accordance with the provisions of 
this Chapter. 

Section 4. That Section 2478 of said 
Code, as subsequently amended, be 
amended by striking out the words 
"practice, deceit or fraud of any kind 
whatsoever in the sale of," appearing in 
the first and second lines of the second 
paragraph of said section, and inserting 
in lieu thereof the words "sell or offer 
for sale," and by striking out the words 
"by selling or offering for sale any com- 
modity or article of merchandise of any 
kind whatsoever," appearing in the sev- 
enth and eighth lines of said second para- 
graph of said section, and by adding to 
the last line of said section after the 
figures "1906" the words and figures 
"and April 4, 1907," so that said para- 
graph of said section when so amended 
shall read as follows: y 

Any person or corporation who shall 
sell or offer for sale any commodity 
or article of merchandise of any kind 
whatsoever, whether sold by dry 
measurement or liquid measurement 



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December 13, 1909. 



or linear measurement, or superficial 
measurement, or cubic measurement, 
or by weight, or by any unit of enu- 
meration used in determining or meas- 
uring quantity, in quantities of less 
weight or measure or enumeration 
than the weight or measure or enumer- 
ation represented by the vendor or 
his agent or employe, upon such sale 
or offer of sale, or who shall sell or 
offer for sale any commodity in any 
receptacle containing a less quantity 
than it is represented at the time of 
such offer or , sale to contain, or any 
article measured by dry measure that 
shall not be a heaped up measure in 
accordance with the provisions of 
this section, or who shall sell, or offer 
for sale, any article of dry measure- 
ment, in other than a legal dry meas- 
ure, or any article of liquid measure- 
ment in other than a legal liquid 
measurement, or in any measure 
which has not been inspected and 
sealed by the Inspector of Weights 
and Measures in accordance with and 
pursuant to the provisions of this 
Chapter, shall be fined not less than 
twenty-five dollars nor more than one 
hundred dollars for each offense; pro- 
vided, however, that nothing herein 
contained shall be taken or construed 
or shall operate to dismiss, or in any 
wise affect the prosecution of any 
suit now pending for the violation of 
any provisions of said Section 2478 as 
originally enacted, or as amended No- 
vember 26, 1906, and April 4, 1907. 

Section 5. That Section 2480 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
by inserting after the words "sale" and 
before the word "within" appearing in 
the second line of said section, the words 
"or for weighing in or weighing out." 

Section 6. That Section 2491 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

2491. Charges for Weighing — Inhi- 



bition.) City Weighers shall be al- 
lowed to charge and receive ten cents 
for every load or part of a load or 
any article of any kind or nature 
whatsoever weighed by them and shall 
keep an account of the weight of 
every such load, and shall furnish to 
the person having such load weighed 
a certificate for each load, which cer- 
tificate shall contain the gross and net 
weight of each load weighed by them. 
No person other than a City 
Weigher, his agent or employe, ap- 
pointed in the manner hereinbefore 
provided, shall be allowed to charge 
or to receive any fee or reward for 
weighing a load or a part of a load 
or any other article of any kind or 
nature, and no such person shall by 
himself, his agent or employe, issue 
or furnish for a fee or other reward 
any certificate or memorandum show- 
ing the gross and net weight of any 
load or portion of a load or other ar- 
ticle of any kind or nature whatso- 
ever weighed by him. 
Section 7. That Section 2495 of the. 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows : 

2495. Examination of Books.) The 
Inspector of Weights and Measures, 
his deputies and members of the Po- 
lice Department, shall be permitted, at 
his or their pleasure, to examine the 
books required as aforesaid to be kept 
by the City Weigher. 

Section 8. That Section 2496 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is amended so as 
to read as follows: 

2496. Street Scales Prohibited— Ex- 
ception.) No person shall use or keep 
any scale within the City for weigh- 
ing any substance or thing for the pub- 
lic for fee or reward, except City 
Weighers who shall have complied 
with all of the provisions of this Chap- 
ter, and no person shall use or keep 
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or alley within the City unless duly 
authorized so to do by the City Coun- 
cil. 

Any person violating any of the pro- 
visions of this Chapter shall be fined 
not less than ten dollars nor more 
than fifty dollars for each offense. 
Section 9. That Section 1 of an ordi- 
nance regulating the weighing of hay. 
straw, grain and mill-feed, passed by the 
City Council on June 8, 1908, be and 
the same is hereby amended by insert- 
ing between the word "conveyance" and 
the word "shall," appearing in the thirty- 
first line of said section as published on 
page 585 of the Council Proceedings of 
the aforesaid date, the following lan- 
guage; "and the name and address of 
the purchaser or person, firm or corpora- 
tion to whom same is to be delivered." 

Section 10. That Section 2478a of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 and an ordinance regulating the 
sale of coal, charcoal and coke, passed 
by the City Council on March 1, 1909, 
together with all other ordinances or 
parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith, 
be and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 11. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) William E. Devee, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary to whom 
was referred (November 15, 1909, page 
1679) a communication from His Honor, 
the Mayor, recommending the considera- 
tion of the question of consolidating the 
various municipal boards of examiners, 



having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance herewith sub- 
mitted, amending Section 1607 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, and the third paragraph of Sec- 
tion 3 of an ordinance relating to the 
examination of public automobile oper- 
ators, passed November 1, 1909 : 

an ordinance 

Amending Section 1607 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, and 
Paragraph 3 of Section 3 of an ordi- 
nance relating to the examination of 
public automobile operators, passed 
by the City Qouncil on November 1, 
1909. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1607 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of. 

1905, be and the same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows: 

Section 1607. Secretary.) The 
Mayor shall appoint, according to law, 
a secretary to said Board of Examiners 
of Plumbers, which secretary shall 
also act as secretary of the Board of 
Examiners of Stationary Engineers, 
the Board of Automobile Registry and 
the Board of Examiners of Moving 
Picture Operators. He shall be known 
as the Secretary of the Board of Ex- 
aminers, and it shall be his duty to 
preserve and keep all of the records, 
books and papers which are required 
by law to be kept by or filed with the 
aforesaid boards, and do and perform 
such other service as may be from 
time to time required by said boards. 
The person appointed secretary shall, 
before entering upon the duties of his 
office, execute a bond to the City in the 
sum of five thousand ($5,000.00) dol- 
lars, with sureties to be approved by 
the City Council, conditioned for the 
faithful performance of the duties of 
his office. 
Section 2. That Paragraph 3 of Sec- 









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tion 3 of an ordinance relating to the ex- 
amination of public automobile operators 
be and the same is hereby amended so 
as to read as follows: "The Secretary 
of 'Boards of Examiners' shall act as 
Secretary to said Board of Automobile 
Registry." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) William E. Dever, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred (November 1, 1909, page 
1544) an ordinance amending an ordi- 
nance passed July 13, 1908, to provide 
for salaries for the members of the Board 
of Examiners of Moving Picture Opera- 
tors, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the substitute ordinance 
herewith submitted, establishing a bureau 
in the Department of Electricity, to be 
known as the Bureau of Examiners of 
Moving Picture Operators, and repealing 
Section 1 of the said ordinance passed 
July 13, 1908: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing a bureau in the Depart- 
ment of Electricity to be known as the 
Board of Examiners of Moving Picture 
Operators. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Bureau of Examiners of 
Moving Picture Operators Established.) 
There is established a Bureau in the De- 
partment of Electricity to be known as 
the Bureau of Examiners of Moving 



Picture Operators, which shall be under 
the supervision and control of the City 
Electrician. 

Section 2. Said Board of Examiners 
shall consist of two members, one of 
whom shall be the City Electrician who 
shall be (ex-officio) Chairman of said 
Board of Examiners. The other member 
of said Board shall be appointed by the 
City Electrician according to law. 

Section 3. That Section 1 of an ordi- 
nance relating to the licensing and ex- 
amination of moving picture operators, 
passed by the City Council on July 13, 
1908, be and the same is' hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) William E. Dever, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Dever, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary to whom 
was referred (October 26, 109, page 
1447) a report in the form of an ordi- 
nance, from the commission appointed 
March 1, 1909, to devise regulations for 
the transportation, sale, storage and use 
of gunpowder, dynamite and other high 
explosives, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the substitute or- 
dinance submitted herewith: 

an ordinance 

Regulating the transportation, sale, stor- 
age and use of gunpowder, dynamite 
and other high explosives. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That no person, firm or 



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corporation shall have, keep, sell, use a? 
give away any gunpowder, guncotton, 
blasting powder, giant powder, dynamite, 
nitroglycerine, fulminate of mercury, or 
any other high explosive, or any sub- 
stance or compound or mixture or article 
having properties of such a character 
that alone or in combination or con- 
tiguity with other substances or com- 
pounds may decompose suddenly and 
generate sufficient heat or gas or pressure 
or all of them to produce rapid flaming 
combustion or administer a destructive 
blow to persons or property, or keep, sell 
1 or offer for sale or transport or 
I give away any loaded paper or metallic 
shot shells or cartridges, or percussion 
caps or primers or detonators, within the 
corporate limits of the City of Chicago, 
and in the waters of Lake Michigan, in- 
cluding all breakwaters, piers and per- 
manent and temporary structures therein 
for a distance of three miles from the 
shore between the north and south lines 
of the city extended, excepting in the 
manner and upon the conditions herein 
provided and under license issued by the 
City Clerk on the recommendation of 
the Fire Marshal. Said Fire Marshal 
shall have the power to revoke the li- 
cense in case there is an infraction of the 
provisions of this ordinance. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or corpo- 
ration desiring a license to keep, sell or 
offer for sale or give away any gunpowder, 
guncotton, blasting powder, giant powder, 
dynamite, nitroglycerine, fulminate of 
mercury or any other high explosive or 
other substances referred to in Section 1 
hereof, or loaded paper or metallic shot 
shells or percussion caps or primers or 
detonators, shall make application in 
writing to the Fire Marshal for a license 
so to do, setting forth in such applica- 
tion the name, residence and occupation 
of the applicant, if an individual, and. 
if a corporation its name, principal place 
of business and the name and residence 
of its officers. Such application shall 
also set forth the location at which it is 



desired or intended to keep such high 
explosives or cartridges or percussion 
caps or primers or detonators, and the 
maximum amount of such explosives or 
any of them, or of such percussion caps 
or detonators, intended to be kept on 
hand at any one time at such place, and 
whether such explosives are to be kept 
in bulk or in barrels, canisters or other 
containers, and the number of loaded 
shot shells or cartridges or percussion 
caps or detonators intended to be kept 
on hand at any one time in such place. 

Section 3. Upon receipt of such ap- 
plication the Fire Marshal shall make or 
cause to be made an investigation for the 
purpose of ascertaining whether the 
place at which it is desired or intended 
to keep, sell, or offer for sale, or give 
away such explosives or any of them or 
such loaded shot shells or cartridges or 
percussion caps or primers is so situated 
that a license to keep such explosives or 
cartridges or caps or primers in the 
quantity desired would not be so dan- 
gerous as to constitute a nuisance or be 
a menace to the safety of the public or 
of adjoining property, and also whether 
the conditions under which such high ex- 
plosives or cartridges or caps or primers 
or any of them are to be kept or handled 
shall be such as to provide the maximum 
of safety. 

Section 4. If the result of such in- 
vestigation shall be satisfactory to the 
Fire Marshal he shall approve such ap- 
plication and transmit same with his ap- 
proval thereon to the City Clerk, who 
shall, upon payment by such applicant 
to the City Collector of a license fee of 
twenty-five dollars, issue to such appli- 
cant a license attested by said City Clerk, 
authorizing such applicant to keep, sell, 
or give away, at the place designated in 
his application, gunpowder, guncotton, 
giant powder, dynamite, nitroglycerine, 
fulminate of mercury, or other high ex- 
plosives of similar nature, or substances 
referred to in Section 1 hereof, or loaded 
paper or metallic shells or cartridges de- 









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signed or intended for use in shotguns, 
pistols, rifles, or other firearms, or per- 
cussion caps or primers, for and during 
the period of such license; provided, 
however, that if any person or corpora- 
tion shall desire a license for the sole 
purpose of keeping, selling, or giving 
away within the city, loaded paper or 
metallic shot shells or cartridges designed 
or intended to be used in shotguns, pis- 
tols, rifles, or other firearms, and shall 
not desire to have on hand at any one 
time a greater quantity of such shells 
or cartridges in the aggregate than 
twenty-five thousand, a license shall be 
issued to such person or corporation upon 
application in writing made to the Fire 
Marshal in the same manner as is here- 
inbefore provided for a license for the 
keeping of high explosives, and such li- 
cense shall be issued upon payment by 
the applicant of a fee of ten dollars and 
shall entitle the licensee therein to keep 
at the place designated in such license, 
for and during the period thereof, loaded 
paper or metallic shot shells or cart- 
ridges in a quantity not exceeding the 
number hereinbefore specified. 

Section 5. All contractors and others 
now engaged in or proposing hereafter 
to engage in any blasting operations 
shall make application in writing, upon 
blank forms to be furnished by the Fire 
Department, to the Fire Marshal for a 
license to keep and use high explosives, 
giving name, location .of office or place 
of business, the nature and the site of 
the work to be performed, the intended 
location of the magazine or magazines, 
and the quantity and kind of explosives 
to be kept therein. 

Section 6. Previous to the issue of 
licenses as herein prescribed, applicants 
shall furnish and -file with the Fire Mar- 
shal a bond approved by the City Comp- 
troller, conditioned for the payment of 
any loss, damage or injury resulting to 
persons or property by reason of the use, 
sale or keeping of such high explosives, 
and for the strict observance of the ordi- 



nances of the City of Chicago relating 
to the subject of these explosives and 
substances referred to in Section 1 here- 
of. Said bonds shall be in amounts as 
follows, to-wit: 

(a) For manufacturers, agents and 
all others who desire to bring to or sell 
within the corporate limits of the City 
high explosives, as designated in Section 
1 hereof, a bond in the penal sum of 
$5,000, and in case of delivery being by 
wagons an additional sum of $5,000 for 
each and every wagon in excess of one 
wagon engaged within the City in the 
delivery of said high explosives as pro- 
vided herein. 

(b) For all contractors or others now 
engaged in or purposing hereafter to en- 
gage in any blasting operations, a bond 
in one of the following classes shall be 
required: 

( 1 ) For the right to use or have on 
hand in any one day high explosives not 
exceeding 50 pounds, a bond in the sum 
of $5,000. 

(2) For the right to use or have on 
hand in any one day high explosives not 
exceeding 100 pounds, a bond of $10,000. 

(3) For the right to use or have on 
hand in any one day high explosives not 
exceeding 200 pounds, a bond of $15,000. 

(4) For the right to use or have on 
hand in any one day high explosives not 
exceeding 400 pounds, a bond of $20,000. 

(5) For the right to use or have on 
hand in any one day high explosives not 
exceeding 2,500 pounds, a bond of $25,000. 

Section 7. Before any operation shall 
begin under a license for the transporta- 
tion or for the use of high explosives in 
blasting, as herein provided, the appli- 
cant shall file with the Fire Marshal in 
writing the name or names of the per- 
son or persons whom he has designated 
to load holes or discharge high explo- 
sives, to prepare charges and load the 
holes, to transport by wagon or other- 
wise, or to have the care of magazines 
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before being permitted to exercise any of 
sucli functions shall make an application 
in writing to the Fire Marshal for a Cer- 
tificate of Fitness, and before the issu- 
ance of the same, shall be examined and 
found to possess the qualifications here- 
inafter specified in order that they may 
properly fill such positions under the 
regulations herein prescribed. And no 
person shall be permitted to have the 
actual care and handling of such high ex- 
plosives without having first obtained a 
Certificate of Fitness as herein provided. 
Certificate of Fitness shall be subject to 
inspection by any member of the Fire or 
Police Department at all times. For the 
issuance or renewal of any such certi- 
ficate an annual fee of five dollars shall 
be collected by the City Clerk. 

To receive a Certificate of Fitness the 
person must: 

(a) Be at least 21 years of age. 

(b) Be able to read and understand 
the English language. 

(c) Be of temperate habits. 

(d) Have letter of recomendation 
from last two employers (if any), and if 
he has not been in the service of his last 
employer for at least three years, a let- 
ter testifying to good character and ca- 
pacity from last employer shall be suf- 
ficient. 

(e) Be familiar with the provisions 
of the law and the regulations governing 
the transportation, storage and use of 
high explosives, particularly that part 
relating to the service to be performed by 
the applicant. 

(f) Be familiar with the risks inci- 
dent to the service to be performed by 
him, and capable of taking all necessary 
precautions. 

Section 8. Nothing herein contained 
shall prevent a licensee from applying 
for and obtaining a Certificate of Fit- 
ness. The actual work done must at all 
times be conducted by a person holding 
a Certificate of Fitness. 

Section 9. The Fire Marshal shall ap- 



point an inspector whose duty it shall be 
to make frequent inspection of all premi- 
ses and work of all licensees. Said in- 
spection shall include detailed and exact 
examinations of the manner in which li- 
censees are complying with the require- 
ments of the regulations and whether all 
due and reasonable precautions to avoid 
accidents are being taken, and shall in- 
clude a verification that all employes who 
are performing work for which a Cer- 
tificate of Fitness is required are in pos- 
session of same. The inspector shall 
make a report in writing to the Fire 
Marshal at the close of each day's in- 
spection, stating conditions observed, and 
these reports shall be kept on file. 

Section 10. The Commissioner of 
Health shall designate a chemist em- 
ployed in the laboratory of the Depart- 
ment of Health, whose duty it shall be 
to analyze and test such high explosives 
as are brought or submitted to him by 
applicants for licenses or certificates. 

Section 11. It shall be the duty of the 
inspector from time to time to bring a 
sample of dynamite or other high explo- 
sive manufactured, sold or used by li- 
censees and submit such sample to the 
chemist, who shall analyze and test 
same, and if it shall be found that such 
sample is not of standard purity and 
quality, such license shall be revoked by 
the Fire Marshal. 

Section 12. All dynamite containing 
nitroglycerine shall be tested by the 
chemist according to the potassium iodide 
starch heat test, otherwise known as the 
British Heat Test. 

Section 13. No license shall be granted 
to any person, firm or corporation en- 
gaged in the manufacture, use or sale of 
dynamite or other high explosive, until 
such manufacturer, dealer, contractor or 
such other person heretofore referred to, 
shall first submit a sample of such dyna- 
mite or any other high explosive sought 
to be manufactured, used or sold, to the 
chemist for analysis, and whenever such 
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is of standard purity, a license shall issue 
if all other requirements heretofore made 
are complied with. 

Section 14. No high explosives shall be 
transported by wagon through the streets 
of the City unless said wagon is in charge 
of a competent person holding a Cer- 
tificate of Fitness. Said Certificate -of 
Fitness shall be issued only to employes 
of corporations or firms or persons duly 
licensed to transport or sell high explo- 
sives in the City. 

A wagon used for transportation of 
high explosives shall be in good condi- 
tion for service. It shall have springs 
and a wooden top extending over bed, 
enclosed on both sides and back; an ad- 
ditional floor laid lengthwise of sound 
material not exceeding three inches wide, 
tongued and grooved, planed smooth and 
fair, and blind nailed. 

No metal tools or other pieces of 
metal shall be carried within the wagon 
except in a separate tool box. 

No percussion caps or detonators or 
other combustible material shall be trans- 
ported in the same vehicle with high ex- 
plosives. 

A wagon carrying high explosives shall 
be drawn by a horse or horses amply able 
to draw the load and avoid stoppages 
other than to load and unload, and no 
unnecessary stops or stands shall be 
made. 

No high explosives shall be left in a 
wagon unless said wagon is in charge of 
an employe with a Certificate of Fitness, 
and a driver shall not leave unattended 
a wagon loaded with high explosives. 

A wagon carrying high explosives shall 
have painted on it in easily legible let- 
ters at least six inches high: "Danger- 
ous — 'High Explosives," on sides and back, 
and shall also have the owner's name dis- 
played so as to be read easily at a dis- 
tance of 100 feet on each side, and in 
case of a licensee having more than one 
wagon, these shall be plainly lettered: 
"Wagon No. 1," or "Wagon No: 2," etc. 



A wagon carrying high explosives shall ' 
avoid, whenever possible, those streets 
on which there is a large number of 
persons. 

No intoxicated person shall be per- 
mitted on a vehicle carrying high ex- 
plosives. 

No smoking within 10 feet of a wagon 
loaded with high explosives shall be per- 
mitted. 

Section 15. All boxes in which high 
explosive cartridges containing nitro- j 
glycerine are packed must be lined with 
a suitable material that is impervious to 
liquid nitroglycerine. Cardboard cartons 
closed at the bottom and made of strong 
and flexible material that is impervious 
to nitroglycerine may be used as a lin- 
ing. At le^st one-quarter of an inch of 
dry sawdust or wood-pulp or similar ma- 
terial must be spread over the bottom of 
the box before inserting the cartridge, 
and all the vacant space in the top must 
be filled with this material. The cart- 
ridges must be so arranged in the boxes 
that when they are transported with the 
boxes top side up all cartridges will be 
on their sides and never on their ends. 

Section 16. Black blasting gunpowder 
or black and smokeless sporting gun- 
powder and all military smokeless gun- 
powder shall be packed in metal kegs 
containing not more than 25 pounds. 

Each package containing a high explo- 
sive must have the name and brand of 
the manufacturer, and must be marked 
conspicuously "Explosive — Dangerous." • 

Section 17. No high explosives shall 
be landed at the piers or elsewhere in the 
City or transported to a vessel lying at 
a pier unless the explosives contained in 
the vessel making delivery are in charge 
of a duly certified employe of a person, 
firm or corporation licensed to transport 
or sell explosives within the City limits. 
No high explosives shall be landed at the 
City piers unless for immediate loading 
into wagons for distribution to consum- 
ers for use within twenty-four hours 



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and for which orders have been previous- 
ly received, or for immediate transporta- 
tion by railway to points beyond the 
City limits, and high explosives received 
at railway stations within the City lim- 
its shall be promptly discharged and re- 
moved to such storage as these regula- 
tions prescribe. Every railroad car con- 
taining high explosives within the City 
limits must be marked by signs securely 
attached to the side and the ends of the 
car, with the words "Explosives — Dan- 
gerous" in red letters at least 12 inches 
high on a white background. 

Section 18. Every person now en- 
gaged in, as principal, or purposing here- 
after to be connected with any blasting 
operations, shall, as hereinafter set 
forth, make an application to the Fire 
Marshal for a permit to keep and use 
high explosives, giving at the time, in 
writing*, name of licensee, location of of- 
fice or place of business, occupation, pro- 
posed location of the magazine or maga- 
zines, together with plans and descrip- 
tions and construction of such maga- 
zine or magazines, the quantity and 
kind of high explosives proposed to be 
kept therein, and the names of employes 
required to have Certificates of Fitness. 

Section 19. Magazines for the stor- 
age of high explosives within the City 
shall be of two classes, as follows : 

(a) Magazines of the first-class; those 
which are capable of containing high ex- 
plosives to 'the extent of 2,500 pounds. 

(b) Magazines of the second-class; 
those which are capable of containing 
not more than 10 kegs of black sporting 
or blasting powder or 100 pounds of 
dynamite. 

Magazines of the first-class shall be 
constructed of wood with 2 by 4 or 2 
by 6 studding and rafters, sheathing 
inside and out and both sides and roof 
and places between the sheathing filled 
with dry sand. The outside of the build- 
ing must be entirely covered with No. 
26 or 28 galvanized iron to protect it 



from the water and render it fireproof. 
Said magazine must be provided with a 
ventilator at the roof, and magazines of 
this class shall be lighted from the out- 
side only, and the presence of any form 
of light or fire within such magazine is 
hereby strictly prohibited. 

Magazines of the second-class shall be 
covered on the outside with iron and on 
the inside with wood, and shall not ex- 
ceed five (5) feet in any exterior dimen- 
sion, nor have an interior capacity of 
Tnore than sixty (60) cubic feet of space. 
This magazine must also be properly 
ventilated. 

Magazines shall contain only the 
amount of explosives named in the per- 
mit, and the placing therein of any 
other high explosives, percussion caps 
or detonators, candles, matches, tools, 
cotton waste, or any article liable to 
cause an explosion or fire, or any iron, 
steel or grit is absolutely forbidden. 

Section 20. In the keeping of high 
explosives from freezing, or in thawing 
of the same when frozen, only one of 
two methods shall be permitted. First- 
All thawing of frozen dynamite or other 
high explosive shall be done in a build- 
ing erected for that purpose, and for 
which specifications are hereafter pro- 
vided. In all places where more than 
100 pounds of dynamite or other high 
explosive is daily used a thaw house 
shall be employed of the following con- 
struction : 

The building shall be divided into two 
compartments, one for the reception of 
the dynamite or other high explosive, 
and one containing the steam or hot 
water coils. The compartment contain- 
ing the dynamite or other high explo- 
sives shall be supplied with a venti- 
lator at the roof, and the dynamite or 
other explosives shall be kept in trays 
or slides which shall be so constructed 
that same can be removed only from 
the outside and without entering the 
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other means of ingress entering into said 
thaw house and there shall be no door or 
place to enter between the heating com- 
partment and the compartment contain- 
ing the dynamite or other high explo- 
sives except such opening for the pas- 
sage of the warm air currents. For the 
purpose of heating said thaw house only, 
the use of hot water coils or low pressure 
steam not to exceed five pounds is hereby 
permitted. All heat to said thaw house 
shall be conveyed from the outside of 
the building by a suitable pipe safely, 
covered. In places where quantities of 
dynamite or other explosives not to ex- 
ceed 50 pounds are daily used, the 
method of thawing shall be done in a 
water-tube thawer, but the water must 
be heated from outside sources of heat, 
and the use of a stove, lamp or direct 
heat in connection with such thaw or 
process of thawing is hereby prohibited. 
No blasting caps or primers or detona- 
tors shall be kept in any thaw house. 

Section 21. All magazines and thaw 
houses shall at all times be in the care 
of a competent employe whose duty it 
shall be to see that no unauthorized 
person has access to them. Said em- 
ploye shall have no other duty that will 
interfere with his careful supervision 
of such magazine or thaw 'house, and 
shall have a Certificate of Fitness as a 
magazine keeper. 

All magazines and thaw houses shall 
be painted bright red with the words 
"Magazine-Danger" painted thereon in 
white letters on a black background; 
such letters shall be at least six inches 
high. 

Only persons who hold Certificates of 
Fitness or other authorized persons shall 
be permitted to have access to magazines 
or thaw houses, which shall be kept se- 
curely locked when not open for the in- 
troduction or removal of high explo- 
sives or to inspection by duly authorized 
officers of the City. 

All buildings or places erected to be used 
as magazines or thaw houses shall first 



be inspected by the Fire Marshal, and I 
when found to be constructed in com- 
pliance with the regulations hereinbe- 
fore mentioned, a permit shall issue for 
the use thereof. 

No person other than the holder of a 
Certificate of Fitness who has duly quali- I 
fied and whose name has been duly cer- 
tified by the Fire Marshal to the City 
Clerk shall in any manner direct any 
blasting operation or handle high ex- 
plosives. 

Section 22. In blasting, it shall be 
unlawful to use a quantity to exceed in ( 
disruptive force the equivalent of one 
pound in weight of 40 per cent dyna- 
mite for each two feet depth of hole 
that is above or less than 10 feet below 
the curb; and the equivalent of one 
pound in weight of 60 per cent dynamite 
for each two feet depth of hole that is i 
more than 10 feet below the c«rb. 

Frozen or partly frozen high explo- 
sives shall not be placed in drill holes. 
Frozen cartridges, if not capped, must be I 
returned to the thawing apparatus to be. 
thawed. 

The removal of a primer from a frozen 
cartridge is hereby prohibited. 

In tamping drill holes wooden rammers 
only shall be employed. Tamping by 
strokes is forbidden and only direct ap- 
plication of pressure permitted. 

Blasts, excepting as hereinafter pro- 
vided, shall be fired by the application of 
some form of electrical current only. 
In blasting in stone quarries it shall be 
permissible to fire blasts by the appli- 
cation of time fuses. 

In order to insure the safety of sur- 
rounding property and persons no larger 
charge shall be used than is necessary 
to properly start the object it is in- 
tended to wreck or blast, and excavat- 
ing contiguous to any structure shall be 
so carried on as not to cause damage to 
such structure. 

Weak walls or other supports of such 
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blasting of decomposed or soft rock is 
hereby prohibited. 

Before firing any blasts, except where 
the same are in tunnel, the rock to be 
blasted shall be covered on the top and 
sides with timber and covered with stout 
metal matting or some other equally 
serviceable material to prevent the de- 
bris from flying. 

The warming and thawing of high ex- 
plosives by placing same near fire or 
against steam pipes is hereby prohibited. 

Section 23. No high explosive cart- 
ridge manufactured or sold shall be 
larger than four inches in diameter and 
eight inches long, and packages of high 
explosives shall be limited to contain 
not more than 50 pounds. 

Section 24. It shall be unlawful for 
any person or corporation to have more 
than one thousand electrical detonators 
in stock at any time. 

The sale, transportation or possession 
of liquid nitroglycerine except for medi- 
cal purposes is hereby prohibited. 

The sale, transportation or use of 
high explosives containing chlorate of 
potash, perchlorate of potash and picric 
acid, except as used in blasting caps, is 
hereby prohibited, except as hereinafter 
provided. 

Any high explosive containing chlo- 
rate of potash before same shall be al- 
lowed to be sold, must conform to the 
following test: Such mixture must be 
able to withstand a glancing blow in- 
flicted with a raw hide mallet on soft 
wood without in any manner exploding. 
Also, such mixture must be so made, as 
not to reduce the chlorate. 

Chlorides calculated as potassium 
chloride must not exceed 25 per cent. 

Any explosive mixture containing 
chlorate of potash manufactured or of- 
fered for sale must contain no free acid, 
or substance liable to produce free acid. 

All explosives containing chlorate of 



potash or nitro compounds shall be sub- 
ject to the British Heat Test. 

The sale, transportation or use of ni- 
troglycerine dynamite containing over 
60 per cent of nitroglycerine or gelatine 
dynamite equal in strength to over 75 
per cent of nitroglycerine dynamite is 
hereby prohibited. 

The manufacture, use, sale or trans- 
portation of blasting caps containing 
less than 9% grains of explosive mix- 
ture, at least 80 per cent fulminate of 
mercury and 20 per cent chlorate of 
potash, or its equivalent detonating 
strength, is hereby prohibited. 

It shall be unlawful to sell, transport 
or use leaky dynamite (leaking nitro- 
glycerine ) . 

The keeping or storing of. nitro-cellu- 
lose in quantities greater than 10 pounds 
in one place is hereby prohibited. 

The use of frozen or partly frozen cart- 
ridges and the breaking or cutting of 
them or drilling them for caps is hereby 
prohibited. 

Section 25. If it shall be found that 
any gunpowder, guncotton, giant pow- 
der, dynamite, nitroglycerine, fulminate 
of mercury, or other high explosives of 
similar nature, or percussion caps, or 
primers are being kept in any building, 
structure, or premises, or in any vehicle 
or on board of any vessel within the 
City in violation of any of the provisions 
of this Chapter, any such explosives, 
shells, cartridges, percussion caps, or 
primers so kept shall be immediately 
seized and removed to such place as the 
Fire Marshal may direct; and it is here- 
by made the duty of the members of the 
Police Department to assist in making 
such seizure when requested so to do 
by the Fire Marshal and to assist in the 
removal of such explosives to such place 
as may be designated by him. 

Section 26. It shall be unlawful for 
any person, firm or corporation to manu- 
facture anywhere within the City any 
gunpowder, guncotton, giant powder, 



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dynamite, nitroglycerine, fulminate of 
mercury, or other high explosives of 
similar nature, under a penalty of not 
less than fifty dollars nor more than 
two hundred dollars for each offense, 
and every day upon which any such ex- 
plosives are manufactured in the City 
in violation of any of the provisions of 
this Chapter shall constitute a separate 
and distinct offense. 

Section 27. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration violating any of the provisions 
of this ordinance or neglecting or refus- 
ing to comply with any of the require- 
ments thereof shall be fined not less than 
twenty-five dollars nor more than two 
hundred dollars for each offense, and 
each and every day any person, firm or 
corporation shall violate any of the pro- 
visions of this ordinance shall constitute 
a separate and distinct offense there- 
under. 

Section 28. Sections 956 to 968, in- 
clusive, of Chapter 30 and Sections 178 
to 183, inclusive, of Chapter 12 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 are hereby repealed. 

Section 29. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage, approval and due publica- 
tion. 

The following communication from the 
Corporation Counsel was submitted with 
the foregoing report : 
Office of the Corporation Counsel,") 
Chicago, December 13, 1909. f 
Eon. Wm. E. Dever, Chairman, Judiciary 

Committee : 

Dear Sir — I herewith enclose dyna- 
mite ordinance together with explana- 
tory synopsis of same. Pursuant to the 
appointment of the dynamite commission 
by the Mayor following the Jackson 
crib disaster, said commission organized 
and held frequent meetings and heard 
suggestions from manufacturers and ex- 
perts and other persons having to do with 
high explosives, and said ordinance was 
drafted by the writer, who was also a 



member of the commission, and was rec- ; 
ommended to the Mayor and the City j 
Council for passage by the Dynamite 
Commission. Same has since been re- 
ferred to a Sub-Committee of the Ju- 
diciary Committee which also after due 
deliberation recommended the proposed 
ordinance for passage. Herewith follows 
an outline: 

Section 1. Prohibits sale of high ex- 
plosives without license. 

Section 2. License. 

Section 3. Prescribes investigation of 
locality by Fire Marshal. 

Section 4. Amount of license fee. 

Section 5. Prescribes license for con- 
ducting blasting operations. 

Section 6. Bond required. 

Section 7. All persons handling must i 
have "Certificate of Fitness," recom- 
mended by Fire Marshal and issued by 
City Clerk. 

Section 8. Licensee may obtain Cer- 
tificate of Fitness. 

Section 9. , Provides for appointment 
of an inspector by the Fire Marshal, 
whose duty it shall be to inspect all 
premises and work of licensees and re- 
port to Fire Marshal. 

Section 10. Commissioner of Health 
to appoint a chemist, whose duty it 
shall be to . analyze and test all high 
explosives. 

Section 11. Duty of Inspector. 

Section 12. Prescribing the test. 

Section 13. Proposed licensee must 
submit sample of explosive before pro- 
curing license. 

Section 14. Regulates the transporta- 
tion of high explosives through the city. 

Section 15. Packing of high explo- 
sives. 

Section 16. Packing of gunpowder in 
metal kegs, etc. 

Section 17. No one but person hold- 
ing certificate shall unload high explo- 
sives; prescribes time limit in which ex- 



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plosives may be kept after landing at 
city piers. 

18. Application for maga- 



Section 
zines. 

Section 19 
magazines. 

Section 20 

Section 21 



Prescribes construction of 



Method of thawing, etc. 
Regulates magazines; su- 
pervision by Fire Marshal. 

Section 22. Quantity of charge to be 
exploded, etc. 

Section 23. Regulates size of explo- 
sive package, etc. > 

Section 24. Prohibits sale of liquid 
nitroglycerine except for medicinal pur- 
poses and limits use of other high ex- 
plosives. 

Section 25. Confiscation by Fire Mar- 
shal when not up to standard of purity. 
Section 26. Prohibits manufacture 
within city limits. 
Section 27. Penalty. 
Section 28. Repeal of present ordi- 
nance pertaining to explosives. 

The proposed ordinance was drawn by 
this department and in my opinion it is 
legal and valid. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) 0. L. Kolar, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom had 
been referred (November 29, 1909, page 
1879) an ordinance amending Section 
179 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, to provide that per- 
mits for blasting should be issued by 
the Commissioner of Public Works; also, 
an ordinance (referred February 15, 1909. 
page 2801) amending Section 1299 of the 
said Code, to provide that all coal, char- 
coal and coke should be thoroughly satu- 
rated with water before being dumped 
upon streets, alleys or other public places 
in the City; and an order (referred 
December 6, 1909, page 1923) directing 
the General Superintendent of Police to 



require all public omnibuses now receiv- 
ing and discharging passengers on Adams 
street near Canal street, to receive and 
discharge passengers on Canal street 
north of Adams street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the said mat- 
ters be placed on file. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



LICENSE. 

The Committee on License, to whom 
had been referred (June 8, 1909, page 
600) an ordinance providing for the cre- 
ation of a prohibition district in the 
territory bounded approximately by 
115th street, Halsted street, 118th 
place, Emerald avenue, 119th street and 
Stewart avenue, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the said ordinance be 
placed on file. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed, 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES. 

The Committee on Local Industries 
submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Zimmer, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (November 29th, 
1909, page 1880), ordinance granting 
permission and authority to Emile J. 
Hoyt and Augustus Newman to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a railroad 
switch track in and along North Water 
street, having had the same under ad- 



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December 13, 1909. 



visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the ordinance with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Emile J. Hoyt and 
Augustus Newman, their heirs, execu- 
tors and assigns, to construct, maintain 
and operate a single railroad sAvitch 
track connecting with the now existing 
tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway in North Water street at a 
point about the east line of Pine street; 
thence running on a curve in a westerly 
and southwesterly direction along the 
northerly side of North Water street for 
a distance of about two hundred and 
eighty (280) feet, as shown in yellow 
upon blue print hereto attached, which 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance 
and this ordinance shall at any time 
before the expiration thereof be subject 
to amendment, modification or repeal, 
and in cease of repeal all privileges here- 
by granted shall thereupon cease and 
determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantees herein shall 
keep such portion of said street as is oc- 
cupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantees 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
said street occupied by said switch track 
to a condition safe for public travel, 
similar to the remaining portion of said 
street in the same block, to the satisfac- 
tion and approval of the Commissioner 



of Public Works. If said grantees shall 
fail to restore said street at the termina- 
tion of said privileges, then the work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago, and 
the cost and expense of doing such work 
shall be paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said 
grantees shall pay to the City of Chi- 
cago the sum of One Hundred and Sixty- 
five Dollars ($165.00) per annum in ad- 
vance each and every year during the 
life of this ordinance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. It is 
hereby made an express provision of this 
ordinance that the privileges herein 
granted shall terminate and this ordi- 
nance become null and void if said 
grantees, their heirs, executors or as- 
signs, shall fail to promptly pay any in- 
stallment of said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantees shall ex- 
ecute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in con- 
sequence of the granting of this ordi- 



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nance, or which may accure against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City 
from or by reason or on account of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason or on account of any act or thing 
done by the grantees herein by virtue 
of the authority herein granted. Said 
bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any 
time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in 'full force, then 
the privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 7. The ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and 
the bond hereinabove mentioned shall be 
filed with the City Clerk within sixty 
(60) days of the passage hereof. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (November 22nd, 
1909, page 1795), an ordinance granting 
permission and authority to H. Schultz 
& Company, to maintain and operate as 
now constructed a railroad switch track 
across the east-and-west public alley in 
the block bounded by Superior street, 
Kingsbury street, Huron street and 
Roberts street, having had the same 
under * advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ordi- 
nance with compensation as fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and au- 



thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to H. Schultz & Co., a cor- 
poration, its successors and assigns, to 
maintain and operate as now constructed 
a single railroad switch track across the 
east and west public alley in the block 
bounded by Superior street, Kingsbury 
street, Huron street and Roberts street 
from a point on the south line thereof 
about thirty-five (35) feet east of the 
east line of Roberts street to a point on 
the north line thereof about thirty (30) 
feet east of the east line of Roberts 
street, as shown in red upon blue print 
hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine December 6th, 1929, and this 
ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to amend- 
ment, modification or repeal, and in case 
of" repeal all privileges hereby granted, 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said alley as is occupied 
by said switch track in good condition 
and repair and safe for public travel, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. At the 
termination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, the said grantee shall forth- 
with restore such portion of said alley 
occupied by said switch track to a con- 
dition safe for public travel, similar to 
the remaining portion of said alley in 
the same block, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. If said grantee shall fail to re- 
store said alley at the termination of 
said privileges, then the work shall be 
done by the City of Chicago and the 
cost and expense of doing such work 
shall be paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 



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ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance there- 
of shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commisisoner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said 
grantee shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) 
per annum in advance each and every 
year during the life of this ordinance, 
the first payment to be made as of the 
date of December 7th, 1909, and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter. 
It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges 
herein granted shall terminate and this 
ordinance become null and void if said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, shall 
fail to promptly pay any installment of 
said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall ex- 
ecute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
.provisions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in con- 
sequence of the 'granting of this ordi- 
nance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City 
from or by reason or on account of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or 
by reason or on account of any act or 
thing done by the grantee herein by vir- 
tue of the authority herein granted. Said 
bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 



any time during the life of this ordi- 
nance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. The ordinance granting 
permission to said H. Schultz & Co., 
their lessees and assigns, to lay down, 
construct, maintain and operate a single 
railroad switch track, which was passed 
by the City Council on December 7th, 
1903, and printed upon page 1773 of 
the Council Proceedings of that date, 
is hereby repealed. 

^ Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and 
the bond hereinabove mentioned shall be 
filed with the City Clerk within sixty 
(60) days of the passage hereof. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, December 7, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (December 6, 1909, 
page 2000), an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the Furst & 
Pickel Co. to construct and maintain a 
one-story office building on the northwest 
corner of the stub end of Dominick 
street, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the ordinance be referred to 
the Committee on Compensation. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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2061 



ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom had 
been referred (April 26, 1909, page 138) 
an ordinance providing for the vacation 
of an alley in the block bounded by 
South Jefferson street, South Union 
street, West loth place and West 15th 
street (Block 53, Canal Trustees' New 
Subdivision, W y 8 , N. W. %, Section 
21-39-14), submitted a report recom- 
mending that the ordinance be placed on 
file. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Reinberg, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, to whom was referred 
(November 15, 1909, page 1678) an ordi- 
nance providing for the removal of 
buildings and other obstructions upon 
land to be condemned for the opening of 
Howard street from Perry street to 
Ridge avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
county of Cook and State of Illinois, 
and authorizing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to put said land in such 
condition that it can be used for public 
travel, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the said ordinance be passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the removal of buildings and other 
obstructions upon land to be con- 
demned for the opening of Howard 
street, from Perry street to* Ridge 



avenue, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, and au- 
thorizing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to put said land in such condi- 
tion that it can be used for public 
travel. 

Whereas, An ordinance was passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago 
on the 16th day of March, A. D. 1908, 
providing that Howard street be opened 
from Perry street to Ridge avenue, in 
the City of Chicago, by condemning 
therefor certain lands described in said 
ordinance, and directing that a petition 
be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook 
County, to ascertain the compensation 
to be made for private property to be 
taken or damaged for said improvement, 
and to ascertain what property would be 
benefited by said improvement; and 

Whereas, Said petition was filed in 
the Circuit Court of Cook County, Gen- 
eral No. 284382, and the commissioners 
appointed by said court have filed their 
report and assessment roll therein show- 
ing the compensation to be made for 
private property to be taken or damaged 
for said improvement and the property 
benefited by said improvement and the 
amount of such benefit; and, 

Whereas, It further appears from said 
report and assessment roll that there are 
improvements upon said land and there 
are other obstructions upon or depres- 
sions in the surface of said land to be 
taken for said improvement; which will 
prevent the use of said land for street 
purposes unless said buildings, obstruc- 
tions and depressions are removed or the 
depressions filled; now, therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That whenever it shall ap- 
pear that the petitioner in said condem- 
nation suit has acquired the right to take 
possession of or damage the property in 
respect to which compensation shall have 
been paid or deposited according to law 
the Commissioner of Public Works of the 



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December 13. 1909. 



City of Chicago shall be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed forthwith to re- 
move any building or buildings or other 
obstructions which may be located upon 
said land and to take such further steps 
as may be necessary to put the surface of 
said land so condemned in such con- 
dition that it can be used for public 
travel, said work to be paid for out 
of the general funds of the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Peter Reinberg, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Reinberg, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, to whom was referred 
(November 8th, 1909, page 1638), an 
ordinance granting permission and au- 
thority to Ludwig Schindler to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy projecting 
over the sidewalk from the building sit- 
uated at Nos. 308-310-312 West North 
avenue, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the ordinance with 
compensation fixed by the Committee on 
Compensation : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Ludwig Schindler, his 
heirs, executors and assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy over the side- 
walk in North avenue extending from 
the building known as Nos. 308-10-12 W. 
North avenue, which canopy shall be 
constructed of incombustible material. 



Said canopy shall not exceed thirty-four 
(34) feet in length nor extend more than 
thirteen (13) feet beyond the face of I 
the building, and the lowest portion of 
same shall not be less than twelve (12) 
feet above the surface of the sidewalk at 
that point. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and the Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall 
be issued allowing any work to be done 
in and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten ( 10 ) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance 
is subject to amendment, modification or 
repeal at any time, and in case of repeal 
all privileges hereby given shall there- 
upon cease and determine. In case of 
the termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, or other- 
wise, said grantee, his heirs, executors 
or assigns, shall remove said canopy 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago, pro- 
vided that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of said 
grantee, his heirs, executors or assigns, 
to remove said canopy when directed so 
to dof the City of Chicago may proceed 



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to remove same and charge the expense 
thereof to said grantee, his heirs, execu- 
tors or assigns. 

. Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as compen- 
sation therefor, said Ludwig Schindler, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, shall pay 
to the City of Chicago, so long as the 
privileges herein authorized are being en- 
joyed, the sum of Twenty-nine and Fifty 
One-hundredths Dollars pe # r year, payable 
annually in advance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter, provided 
that if default is made in the payment 
of any of the installments of compensa- 
tion herein provided for, the privileges 
herein granted shall immediately termin- 
ate and this ordinance shall become null 
and void. 

Section 5. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted said grantee shall ex- 
ecute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in con- 
sequence of the granting of this ordi- 
nance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City 
from or by reason or on account of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason or on account of any act or thing 
done by the grantee herein by virtue of 
the authority herein granted. Said bond 
and. the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and if at any' time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 



Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, upon the filing of the accept- 
ance in writing of this ordinance by the 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for within sixty (60) 
days of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

( Signed ) Peter- Reinberg, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Reinberg, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, to whom was referred 
(November 15th, 1909, page 1725), an 
ordinance granting permission and au- 
thority to John K. Stewart (Stewart & 
Clark Manufacturing Company) to con- 
struct and maintain a platform scale in 
the alley in the rear of the premises 
known as No. 1848 Diversey boulevard, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance with compensa- 
tion as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation : 

an ordinance 
In favor of John K. Stewart, doing busi- 
ness as Stewart & Clark Manufactur- 
ing Company, granting permission and 
authority to construct and maintain 
a scale. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same is hereby 
granted to John K. Stewart, doing busi- 
ness as Stewart & Clark Manufacturing 
Company, his heirs, executors, adminis- 
trators and assigns to construct and 
maintain a platform scale, 8x14 feet, and 
the necessary operating appurtenances, 









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December 13, 1909. 



in the alley between Diversey Boulevard 
and Wolfram street, in the rear of the 
premises known as Number 1848 Diver- 
sey boulevard. The location of said 
scale and the work of construction neces- 
sary in and about the placing of the 
said scale shall be done under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section* 2. "The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten years from and after the 
passage of this ordinance or at any time 
prior thereto at the discretion of the 
Mayor, whereupon this ordinance shall 
become null and void, and the ordinance 
shall at any time before the expiration 
thereof be subject to modification, 
amendment or repeal, and in case of re- 
peal all privileges herein granted shall 
cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the said grantee ' shall at all 
times keep said scale and the portion of 
the alley immediately surrounding the 
same in good condition and repair and 
safe for public travel, to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted the said grarrtee, 
his heirs, executors, administrators or 
assigns, shall forthwith remove said 
scale and its appurtenances, and restore 
the alley to its proper condition to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, so that the. portion of said 
alley where this scale had been located 
shall be put in the same condition as the 
other parts of said alley in the same 
block. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the sum of ten thousand ($10,- 
000.00) dollars, with sureties to be ap- 



proved by the Mayor, conditioned to i 
imdemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all liabil- 
ity, damage or expense of any kind what- 
soever which may be suffered by said 
City of Chicago, or which it may be put 
to, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by the au- 
thority of the permission herein given 
and conditioned further to observe and 
perform all and singular the conditions 
and provisions of this ordinance. The 
said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereunder shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not be in 
full force, then- the privileges and au- 
thority herein granted shall' thereupon 
cease. 

Section G. Tn consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said 
grantee shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) 
per annum so long as the said privileges 
are enjoyed, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this* ordinance and subsequent payment 
to be made annually thereafter. It is 
hereby made an express provision of this 
ordinance that the privileges herein 
granted shall terminate and "this ordi- 
nance immediately become null and void 
if any default is made by said grantee 
in the prompt payment of any install- 
ment of said compensation. 

Secsion 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, provided that the said grantee 
shall file his written acceptance, together 
with the bond hereinabove provided for, 
within sixty (60) days of the passage of 
this ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Peter Reinberg, 

Chairman. 



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2005 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Harding, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, November 18, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(October 26th, 1909, page 1485), an 
ordinance providing for the vacation of 
West 38th place from South Washtenaw 
avenue to the first alley west thereof,hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the ordinance without compen- 
sation, same being for the benefit of a 
religious institution : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of 
West 38th place south of and adjoining 
the south line of Lot five (5), in Block 
thirteen (13), and north of and ad- 
joining the north line of Lot fourteen 
(14), in Block sixteen (16), Corwith's 
Resubdivision of Lots eighty-one (81) 
to one hundred twenty (120), both 
inclusive; Lots one hundred twenty-four 
(124) to one hundred forty (140), both 
inclusive; Lots one hundred forty-four 
(144) to one hundred fifty (150), both 
inclusive, and Lots one hundred fifty- 
two (152) to one hundred fifty-seven 
(157), both inclusive, all in the Town of 
Brighton, a subdivision of the Southeast 
Quarter (S. E. %) of Section thirty-six 
(36) Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian; said part of said 
street being further described as that 
part of West 38th place extending east 
from the east line of S. Washtenaw ave- 
nue one hundred twenty- five (125) 
feet, as colored in red and indicated by 
the words "To be vacated" on the plat 



hereto attached, which plat for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance, be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Catholic Bishop of Chi- 
cago shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance deposit 
with the City of Chicago a sum suffi- 
cient in the judgment of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to defray all cost 
and expense of constructing sidewalk 
and curb across entrance to street herein 
vacated, similar to the sidewalk and 
curb in South Washtenaw avenue, be- 
tween West 38th street and West 39th 
street. It is hereby made a special pro- 
vision of this ordinance that if that por- 
tion of 38th place herein vacated shall 
be used for any other than religious, 
educational or charitable purposes, then 
and in that case this ordinance shall be 
.void and this vacation shall be for 
naught held. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided that said 
Catholic Bishop of Chicago shall within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance file for record in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, a certified copy of this ordi- 
nance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George P. Harding, Jr., 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Harding deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, November 18, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 

South Division, to whom was referred 



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December 13, 1909. 



(November 1st, 1909, page 1570), an 
ordinance providing for the vacation of 
an alley in the block bounded by West 
37th street, West 38th street, Union ave- 
nue and Lowe avenue (J. M. Stewart's 
Subdivision of N. y 2 of Blo'ck 26, Canal 
Trustees' Subdivision, Section 33-39-14*), 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance without com- 
pensation, same being for the benefit of 
a religious institution: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Providing for the vacation of the 18- 
foot north and south public alley in 
the block bounded by West Thirty- 
seventh street, West Thirty-eighth 
street, Union avenue and Lowe avenue, 
and providing also for the dedication 
of a public alley. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Secton 1. That all that part of the 
north and south 18-foot public alley 
lying east of and adjoining the east line 
of Lots two (2), three (3), six (6), 
seven (7), ten (10), eleven (11), four- 
teen (14) and fifteen (15), inclusive, 
and the north eight (8) feet of Lot 
eighteen (IS), and west of and adjoining 
the west line of Lots one (1), four (4), 
five (5), eight (8), nine (9), twelve 
(12), thirteen (13) and sixteen (16), 
and the north eight (8) feet of Lot 
seventeen ( 17 ) , in J. M. Stewart's Sub- 
division of the North one-half (N. y 2 ) 
of Block twenty-six (26), Canal Trus- 
tees' Subdivision of Section thirty-three 
(33), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, said portion of said 
alley being further described as the north 
200 feet of the alley running north and 
south in the block bounded by West 
Thirty-seventh street on the north, West 
Thirty- eighth street on the south, Lowe 
avenue on the east and Union avenue on 
the west, as colored in red and indicated 
by the words "To be vacated" on the 
plat hereto attached, which plat for 



greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance, be and the same is I 
hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as | 
said portion of said alley is no longer 
required for public use and the public 
interests will be subserved by the closing 
thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance the Catho- 
lic Bishop of Chicago shall dedicate to 
the public and open up for public use 
as an alley the south sixteen (16) feet 
of Lot seventeen (17) in J. M. Stewart's 
Subdivision of the North one-half (N. y z ) 
of Block twenty-six (26), Canal Trus- 
tees' Subdivision of Section Thirty-three 
(33), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, as colored in yellow 
and indicated by the words "To be dedi- 
cated" on the aforementioned plat; and, 
further, shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance deposit 
with the City of Chicago a sum sufficient 
in the judgment of the Commissioner of 
Public Works to defray all cost of con- 
structing sidewalk and curb across the 
entrance to the alley herein vacated and 
paving and curbing returns into the alley 
herein dedicated, similar to the side- 
walk, curbing and paving in the adjoin- 
ing street in the same block. 

It is hereby made a special provision 
of this ordinance that if any part of said 
alley herein vacated shall at any time 
hereafter be used for any other than 
religious or educational purposes, then 
and in such case this ordinance shall be 
void and said vacation shall be for 
naught held. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the condition of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof; provided that within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of the 
same the Catholic Bishop of Chicago 
shall file in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 






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fied copy of this ordinance, together with 
a plat properly executed and acknowl- 
edged showing the vacation and dedica- 
tion herein provided for. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George F. Harding, Jr., 

Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
West Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
fegan, deferred and ordered published: 
Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred 
(October 26th, 1909, page 1474), a peti- 
tion and ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of an alley in the block bounded 
by West Van Buren street, West Con : 
gress street, South Trumbull avenue and 
South St. Louis avenue (Ann Rawson's 
Subdivision, Bradley and Honore's 
Subdivision, W. y 2 , N. E. *4, Section 14- 
39-13), having had the same under ad- 
visement,* beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the accompanying 
substitute ordinance without compensa- 
tion, same being for the benefit of an 
educational institution : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
north and south public alley west of and 
adjoining the west line of the north ten 
and twenty-five one-hundredths (10.25) 
feet of Lot One Hundred (100) and all 
of Lots One Hundred Three (103), One 
Hundred Four (104), One Hundred 
Seven (107), One Hundred Eight (108), 
One Hundred Eleven (111), One Hun- 
dred Twelve ( ] 12 ) , One Hundred Fifteen 
(115), One Hundred Sixteen (116), One 
Hundred Nineteen (119) and One Hun- 
dred Twenty (120), and the south . six 



(6) feet of Lot One Hundred Twenty- 
three (23), in Ann Rawson's Subdivision 
of Lots Eleven (11), Twelve (12) and 
Thirteen (13) of Bradley & Honore's 
Subdivision of the West Half (W. %) of 
the northeast quarter (N. E.' y 4 ) of Sec- 
tion Fourteen (14), Township Thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range Thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
said alley being further described as all 
of the north, and south public alley in 
the block bounded on the north by West 
Van Buren street, x>n the south by West 
Congress street, on the east by South 
Trumbull avenue and on the west by S. 
St. Louis avenue, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
on the plat hereto attached, which plat 
•for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch 
as said alley is no longer required for 
public use and the public interests will 
be subserved by its vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Bethany Bible School 
shall if necessary within sixty ( 60 ) days 
of the passage of this ordinance deposit 
with the City of Chicago a sum suffi- 
cient in the judgment of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to defray all cost 
and expense of constructing sidewalk 
and curb across entrance to alley herein 
vacated, similar to the sidewalk and curb 
in Van Buren and Congress streets, be- 
tween St. Louis avenue and Trumbull 
avenue. It is hereby made a special pro- 
vision of this ordinance that in the event 
said alley herein vacated shall at any 
time be used for other than religious, 
educational or charitable purposes, then 
and in that case this vacation shall be 
void and this ordinance shall be for 
naught held. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof, provided said Bethany 
Bible School shall within sixty (60) 



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days of the passage of this ordinance file 
for record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) - Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Egan, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred 
(November 29th, 1909, page 1879), ordi- 
nance granting permission to Vette & 
Zuncker to maintain vault under alley, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance with compensa- 
tion as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Henry Vette and Peter 
M. Zuncker, co-partners doing business 
as Vette and Zuncker, to construct and 
maintain a vault under the surface of 
the north and south alley in the block 
bounded by West Lake street, Fulton 
street, Green street and Peoria street, 
connecting the building to be situated on 
Lot Fourteen (14), Norton's Subdivision 
of Lots one ( 1 ) to nine ( 9 ) , Block 
twenty (20), Carpenter's addition to 
Chicago, southeast quarter (S. E. %), 
Section 8-39-14, and known as 217 North 
Peoria street, with the building situated 
on Lots twelve (12), thirteen (13) and 
sixteen (16), Norton's Subdivision afore- 
mentioned, and known as 218-20 North 
Green street. Said vault shall not ex- 
ceed six (6) feet in width and the lowest 



portion of same shall not be more than 
nine (9) feet below the surface of the 
alley at that point. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance 
shall be subject to amendment, modifica- 
tion or repeal at any time, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. 

Secton 3. At the expiration of the 
privileges herein granted, by lapse of 
time or otherwise, the vault herein au- 
thorized shall be filled up, unless the 
privileges herein granted shall be re- 
newed. If said vault is so filled up the 
alley where the same shall have been 
located shall be restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of the alley in the 
same block, to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, at the 
sole expense of the grantees herein, with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatso- 
ever to the City of Chicago; provided, 
that in the event said grantees shall re- 
fuse or neglect to fill up said vault when 
so ordered to do, said work shall be done 
by the City of Chicago, and * the cost 
thereof charged to the grantees herein. 

Said grantees shall do no permanent 
injury to said alley, or in any manner 
interfere with any public cable, wire, 
pipe or conduit therein, and shall not 
open or incumber more of said alley than 
shall be necessary to enable them to 
proceed with advantage in excavating 
said vault. No permit shall be issued 
allowing any work to be done in and 
about the construction of said vault 
until plans and specifications of the com- 
pleted structure shall have first been 
submitted to and approved by the said 
Commissioner of Public Works. A copy 
of said plans shall at all times remain 
on file in the office of the said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. In consideration of the 



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privileges herein granted, said grantees, 
their heirs, executors or assigns, shall 
pay to the City of Chicago the sum of 
Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) per annum 
each and every year during the life of 
this ordinance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. It is hereby 
made an express provision of this ordi- 
nance that the privileges herein granted 
shall terminate and this ordinance shall 
become null and void if said grantees, 
their heirs, executors or assigns, shall 
fail to promptly pay any installment of 
said compensation. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing the same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantees herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of Ten Thousand 
Dollars ($10,000.00), with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordinance, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantees herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 



passage, provided that the grantees here- 
in file their written acceptance of this 
ordinance, together with the bond here- 
inabove provided for, within sixty (60) 
days of the passage of this ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 



COMPENSATION. 

The select Committee on Compensation 
submitted a report as follows : 

Chicago, December 13, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Compensation, to 
whom was referred by the Bureau of 
Compensation, Department of Public 
Works, application of the Chicago & 
Northwestern Railway Company for the 
use of space, 70 by 14 feet, under the 
north approach to the State street via- 
duct, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report that your com- 
mittee has passed the following order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of 
the Bureau of Compensation be and he is 
hereby directed to enter into a lease with 
the Chicago & Northwestern Railway 
Company for the use of space, 70 by 14 
feet, under the north approach to the 
State street viaduct at a point about 
thirty (30) feet north of the north dock 
line of the Chicago river measured on 
the center line of said State street, for 
a period of two years, at an annual 
rental of $25.00, said lease to be in usual 
form and subject to revocation at any 
time by either party on giving thirty 
(30) days notice in writing. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Nicholas R. Finn, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Finn moved to place the said re- 
port on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



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All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 

SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Dixon presented an ordinance 
amending Section 1984 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended, (to exempt from the require- 
ments of the said section, as to equip- 
ment with automatic bell ringing devices, 
locomotives running on tracks enclosed 
by a wall or fence on one side and public 
waters on the other side of said tracks ) , 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

Aid. Dixon and Harding presented a 
petition from residents and business men 
of the South Side, praying that a sta- 
tion be established by the South Side 
Elevated Railway Company at 24th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Dixon and Harding presented a 
petition from residents and property- 
owners of the South Side, protesting 
against the discontinuance of the Illinois 
Central Railroad station at 31st street, 
which was 

Referred to the select Committee on 
Public Lands. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Pringle presented an order direct- 
ing the Committee on Finance, in pre- 
paring the next annual appropriation 
bill, to increase the items for Chiefs of 
Battalion, Captains and Lieutenants of 
the Fire Department 10 per cent over the 
amounts appropriated for such officers 
in the ordinance passed March 8, 1909, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Foreman presented the following 
ordinance, which was ordered published 
and referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. There is hereby created 
an executive department of the munici- 
pal government of the City of Chicago 
which shall be known as the Department 
of Information and Publicity, and sball 
embrace the Commissioner of Informa- 
tion and Publicity, a Librarian, a Chief 
Statistician, and such investigators, as- 
sistants and employees as may he pro- 
vided for by the City Council. 

Section 2. There is hereby created 
the office of Commissioner of Informa- 
tion and Publicity. He shall be ap- 
pointed by the Mayor, by and with the 
consent of the City Council. He shall 
have charge of the general management 
and control of all matters and things 
pertaining to the department. 

Section 3. Said Commissioner, be- 
fore entering upon the duties of his of- 
fice, shall execute a bond to the City of 
Chicago in the sum of five thousand dol- 
lars ($5,000.00), with such sureties as" 
the City Council may approve of, con- 
ditioned for the faithful performance of 
the duties of his said office. 

Section 4. Said Department shall 
embrace the Bureau of Statistics as now 
provided for by ordinance, and shall be 
divided by said Commissioner into the 
necessary number of bureaus, among 
which shall be a Bureau of Information; 
a Bureau of Publicity, a Bureau of Sta- 
tistics, and a Municipal Library. 

Section 5. It shall be the duty of 
said Commissioner to collect and com- 
pile information relating to all branches 
of municipal government and forms of 
municipal activity of the City of Chicago 
and other municipalities, including all 
work done by and for them. 

Section 6. He shall also collect and 



compile 



statistics and information on 



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public service corporations, operating 
under public grants in the City of Chi- 
cago and other municipalities, including 
the ordinances, laws or statutes under 
which said public service corporations 
operate. 

Section 7. All reports prepared by- 
officers, employees or departments of the 
City of Chicago, or by the City Council 
or any of its committees, shall be 
printed, issued and distributed under 
the direction of the Department, and 
copies thereof shall be kept on file in a 
bureau of said department to be known 
as the Municipal Library. Said library 
shall, so far as practicable, keep on file 
reports issued by other municipalities. 

Section 8. Said Commissioner shall, 
upon request of any city official or the 
City Council or any of its committees, or 
member thereof, collect and furnish in- 
formation relating to the work, business 
or government of the City of Chicago or 
any of its departments, and of other 
municipalities. 

Section 9. There shall be issued, 
when directed by the Mayor or the City 
Council, or when deemed necessary by 
the Commissioner, a bulletin publishing 
the terms of any new ordinance, or any 
proposed change or changes in an exist- 
ing ordinance of the City of Chicago, or 
the terms of any new grant to a public 
service corporation, or any changes in 
any existing grant to a public service 
corporation. Such bulletin shall be lim- 
ited to one subject, and shall be confined 
to a brief statement of the terms of the 
proposed ordinance or amendment, and 
shall be furnished free to the public by 
said Commissioner, upon application. 

Section 10. Said Commissioner shall, 
upon request of the Board of Education, 
or any principal or superintendent of 
any public or other school within reason- 
able limits, procure and furnish for use 
in the school any information requested 
by them upon any subject or subjects 
within the scope of his department, and 
shall also furnish them, upon request, 



any bulletin issued by said department. 

Section 11. All branches of said de- 
partment shall be open to the public at 
all reasonable hours, who shall, subject 
to such reasonable rules and regulations 
as may be by said Commissioner pre- 
scribed, have access to and use of all 
files and documents of said department. 

Section 12. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Eichert presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for 
any person, firm or corporation to estab- 
lish or conduct the business of a dealer 
in second-hand and discarded materials, 
or keeper of a junk shop or junk yard, 
in such manner as to disturb the peace* 
and quietude of any residence district 
in which more than fifty per cent of the 
buildings on both sides of the street in 
the block between the nearest intersect- 
ing streets on which said junk shop or 
junk yard is located are used exclusively 
for residence purposes. It shall also be 
unlawful for any person, firm or corpo- 
ration to conduct or maintain a junk 
shop or junk yard within the city where 
said junk shop or junk yard and the 
sidewalks in front thereof are kept in 
an insanitary condition, or where old 
rags or discarded materials containing 
disease germs are kept or stored. It 
shall also be unlawful for any person, 
firm or corporation which shall estab- 
lish or may hereafter establish any junk 
shop or junk yard on any such residence 
street, as hereinabove specified, to break 
up old boilers, iron or junk by means of 
hammers, sledges or other mechanical de- 
vices, in such manner as to disturb the 
peace and quietude of the residents on 
said street. It shall also be unlawful 
for any person, firm or corporation to 



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locate, establish, conduct or maintain 
any junk shop or junk yard within four 
hundred feet of any building used as a 
church, hospital or for public or 
parochial school purpose; said distance 
to be measured by the shortest straight 
line between the junk shop or junk yard 
sought to be located, established, con- 
ducted or maintained and such building 
used for the purposes of a church, hos- 
pital or public or parochial school. 

No person, firm or corporation which 
violates any of the conditions herein- 
above contained in this section shall re- 
ceive a license from the city to conduct a 
junk shop or junk yard and any license 
which may hereafter be issued to any 
person, firm or corporation to conduct a 
junk shop or junk yard on any such resi- 
dence street as hereinabove specified, 
shall be revoked by the Mayor on viola- 
tion of any of the provisions contained 
herein. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan. 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Iltpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Ricbert presented the claim of 
Eugene Sullivan for wages withheld for 
time lost on account of sickness, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Sheahan presented the claims of 
John Hallinan and Jacob Metzgner for 
compensation for damage to property 
caused by burst water supply pipe, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Fuller street, from the 
intersection of Loomis street and Archer 
avenue to West 25th street (formerly 
25th street), 191.4 feet west of the south- 
erly line of Lock street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McKenna, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

also, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt West 33d street, (formerly 
33d street) from South Halsted street to 
South Morgan street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sheahan, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak. 



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Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfusp, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski. 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing', grading and paving 
with asphalt West 37th place (formerly 
37th place), from South Halsted street 
to South Morgan street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McKenna, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt East 42d place, (for- 
merly 42d place) from Drexel boulevard 
to Illinois Central Railroad. 

• By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McCoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 



man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 15 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 15 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows: 

15. Fiscal Year — Municipal Year.) 
The fiscal year and the municipal year 
of the City shall commence on the first 
day of January in each year. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Bailey, McKenna, Sheahan. 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski. 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 









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Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
"Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 

order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to make the following trans- 
fers in the appropriations for the 
Board of Local Improvements: 

From appropriation for "Survey 
and Opening of Robey street" 
$7,500.00, to account 35A, 
salary, mason inspection $5465.25 

Drain inspection 220.00 

Sub-paving inspection 1814.75 

Total *. $7500.00 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz.. 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski. 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to pay to Price, Waterhouse 
& Co. the sum of Twenty-five Hundred 
Dollars ($2,500.00) for services ren- 
dered in connection with the examina- 
tion of the books and accounts of the 
Chicago City Railway Co. and of the 
Board of Supervising Engineers for 
the two years ended January 31, 1909. 
Which was, by unanimous consent, on 



motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney. Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to pay to Price, Waterhouse 
& Co. the sum of Twenty-five Hundred 
Dollars ($2,500.00) for services ren- 
dered in connection with the examina- 
tion of the books and accounts of the 
Chicago Railways Company and of the 
Board of Supervising Engineers for 
the two years ended January 31, 1909. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding. Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz. 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, BurnSj Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
order : 



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Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to enter into a contract with 
John F. Higgins to print, bind and 
deliver two hundred (200) copies of 
the Annual Estimates of said City 
Comptroller for the year 1910, each 
containing approximately eighty (80) 
pages, 19 by 12 inches in size, at a 
price not to exceed Nine Dollars and 
Eighty-five Cents ($9.85) per page. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

• Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan. 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson. 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts. Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented a communication 
from the Ladies' Auxiliary Board of the 
Children's Memorial Hospital asking 
that there be included in the next an- 
nual appropriation bill an item for the 
support of the said institution, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Snow presented sundry communi- 
cations from the City Electrician and 
the General Superintendent of Police 
with reference to the purchase of police 
box cases. 

Aid. Snow moved to defer considera- 
tion on the said communications until a 
certain order providing for sundry trans- 
fers in appropriations was taken up for 
consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Emerson presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the E. A. 
Lange Co. to construct and maintain 
for a period of thirty days a banner 
across the sidewalk in front of prem- 
ises at 3200 92nd street. Said banner 
shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject 
to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt East 76th street, from 
Bond avenue to Lake avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Egan presented the following 
order, which • was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 

Buildings be and he is hereby directed 



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to issue a permit to the Kellogg- 
Mackay Co. to construct a shed of mill 
construction with a corrugated iron 
roof, twenty-five to fifty feet from rear 
of building located at 419 West 18th 
street, dimensions as per attached 
communication. 

Aid. Egan presented an order direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works 
to issue a voucher in favor of the Em- 
pire Construction Company for extra 
work done on the Blue Island avenue 
tunnel, and authorizing the payment of 
said^ voucher by, the City Comptroller, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Egan presented the claim of 
Charles A. Schoessow for a refund of fee 
paid for unused automobile vehicle li- 
cense, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cement side- 
walks on both sides of West 20th 
street from South Jefferson street to 
Blair street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the Gity Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for cement side- 
walks on both sides of West 20th street 
from South Jefferson street to Blair 
street," passed January 15, 1907, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed September 19, 
1907, Warrant 35290, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan. 



McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Ciark — 63. 
Nays — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented the claim of J. 
B. Simonek for damages for injury to 
automobile, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Novak presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to install 
an additional arc lamp on West 23rd 
street between Wood and Lincoln 
streets. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution 
amending Rule 50 of the Rules and 
Order of Business of the City Council, 
adopted April 12, 1909. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to suspend the 
rules temporarily for the purpose of con- 
sidering the resolution. 

The motion to suspend the rules pre- 
vailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to adopt the said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
resolution was adopted by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson.. 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 



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Ziniiner, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
J Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
I Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the said resolution as 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the Rules and Order of 
Business of the City Council of the City 
of Chicago, adopted April 12, 1909, be 
and the same are hereby amended by 
adding to Rule 50 the following 
language : 

"All ordinances amending any section 
of the Code of Chicago or any general or 
special ordinance of the City shall be so 
printed in the Council Proceedings that 
the change made in the original ordi- 
nance shall be shown in italics in the 
event that sentences, phrases or provisions 
are added to the original ordinance, 
and if sentences, phrases, or provi- 
sions are omitted from the original ordi- 
nance such omission shall, where possi- 
ble, be indicated by stars"; so that said 
Rule 50 as amended shall hereafter read 
as follows: 

"Rule 50 — All ordinances for the vaca- 
tion of streets, alleys or other public 
property in the City of Chicago shall 
contain, in addition to the legal descrip- 
tion of the property sought to be va- 
cated by such ordinances, the popular 
description of the property, giving in the 
case of a lot the street number, in the 
case of an alley the names of the streets 
surrounding the block or blocks in which 
such alley is located and in the case of a 
street the names of the two nearest in- 
tersecting cross streets. 

"All vacation ordinances shall upon 
presentation be published in the Proceed- 
ings of the Council and referred to the 



appropriate committee; provided, that 
no committee to which a vacation ordi- 
nance has been referred shall act upon 
such ordinance until at least one week 
shall have expired after the date of the 
publication of the ordinance herein pro- 
vided for. 

"Before any vacation ordinance is 
finally acted upon by the Council the 
legal description of the property sought 
to be vacated shall be verified by the 
City's Map Department. 

"All ordinances amending any section 
of the Code of Chicago or any general or 
special ordinance of the city shall be so 
printed in the Council Proceedings that 
the change made in the original ordi- 
nance shall be shown in italics in the 
event that sentences, phrases or provi- 
sions are added to the original ordinance, 
and if sentences, phrases or provisions 
are omitted from the original ordinance 
such omission shall, where possible, be 
indicated by stars." 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Whereas, The present Revised Munici- 
pal Code includes no provision for com- 
pelling the removal of snow and ice from 
the sidewalks of the city except the pro- 
vision contained in Section 2102 which 
provides that those holding permits for 
the use and occupancy of space under 
the sidewalk shall keep the sidewalk free 
from snow and ice; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby directed to ex- 
amine into the power of the Council to 
pass such an ordinance as will compel 
property owners or their tenants or 
lessees to remove the snow and ice from 
the sidewalks in front of their property 
within a reasonable time after a snow- 
fall; and, after such examination, if it 
is found that such power is in the city, 
then to submit at the next meeting of 
the Council a proper ordinance covering 
the subject. 



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Be- It Further Ordered, That upon the 
passage of the above order the City 
Clerk is requested to forward a copy 
thereof to the Corporation Counsel. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Cermak presented an ordinance 
amending Sections 780 and 781 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, to provide for the issuance of a 
permit to drug stores for the sale of 
liquors, and to require that entries of 
the record of sales of such liquors shall 
be written in in ' ink in the English lan- 
guage; also to provide that such records 
of sales shall be open to the inspection 
of any person or persons designated by 
the Mayor for such purpose ; also a simi- 
lar ordinance amending the same sec- 
tions of the said Code, to require the 
filing of a bond by each licensee, and to 
require that entries in the record of 
sales of liquors under such licensees 
shall be made by the purchasers thereof, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Cermak presented an order di- 
recting the Commission on Municipal 
Expenditures to submit to the Council a 
statement regarding the distribution of 
money received from saloon licenses, with 
a view to determining what portion 
thereof is expended in prohibition terri- 
tory, which was 

Referred to the Commission on Munici- 
pal Expenditures. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following 
ordinance : 

Bt it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council on November 1st, 
1909, and printed upon pages 1599 to 
1600, Proceedings of that date, granting 
permission to the P. P. Smith Wire & 
Iron Works, a corporation, its succes- 
sors and assigns, to maintain and op- 



erate as now constructed a certain switch 
track, be and the same is hereby amend- 
ed as follows: By striking out the words 
"F. P. Smith Wire and Iron Works, a 
corporation" wherever same shall appear 
in said ordinance, and inserting in lieu 
thereof the following: "F. P. Smith, 
doing business under the name of F. P. 
Smith Wire and Iron Works." Also by 
striking out the words "its successors" 
wherever same shall appear in said ordi- 
nance and inserting in lieu thereof the 
words "his heirs, executors". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan. 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson. 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak- 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, * 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy. 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts. 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Zimmer presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
John Gubbins to construct, maintain and 
operate a railroad switch track in the 
first east-and-west public alley south 
of 14th street, between South Campbell 
avenue and South Western avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

■ 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cement side- 



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walks on the north and northerly sides 
of West 21st street, from South Al- 
bany avenue to South Troy street, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for cement sidewalks 
on the north and northerly sides of 
West 21st street, from South Albany 
avenue to South Troy street," passed 
March 29, 1909, be and the same is here- 
by repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, Docket 34512 of the County Court 
of said County, be and the same is here- 
by annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Cer- 
mak, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, CJetten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten,- Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy. 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving 
with asphalt Luther street, from South 
Rockwell street to South Washtenaw ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance Avas passed by yeas 
and nays as follows-. 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 



man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan. 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, CJetten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt West 21st street, from 
South Kedzie avenue to South St. Louis 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Cermak, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak. 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Qletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63.' 
-None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt West 24th, place, from 
South Rockwell street to Marshall boul- 
evard, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 



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Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan. 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson.. 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy. 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts. 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving 
with asphalt Turner avenue, from West 
30th street to the Atchison, Topeka and 
Santa Fe Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Cermak, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan. 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson. 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak. 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Qletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy. 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, • Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Ways — None. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Fulton presented the claim of A. 
Bloom for a rebate of water tax, which 



Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Evans presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 



Ordered, That the General Superin- 
tendent of Police be and he is hereby 
directed to require all omnibuses 
which are now and have been receiv- i 
ing and discharging passengers on * 
Adams street, near Canal street, to re- 
ceive and discharge passengers on Ca- 
nal street, north of Adams street. 

Aid. Evans presented an order direct- 
ing the Committee on Finance to include 
in the next appropriation bill an item 
for the purchase of a site and the con- 
struction of a fire engine house thereon 
in the vicinity of Colorado avenue and 
Homan avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Evans presented the claim of 
Thomas Newman for wages withheld for 
time lost on account of sickness, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lawley presented an ordinance 
amending Section 1470 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended, prohibiting the sale of certain 
drugs except on prescription, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health 
Department. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained oy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby directed and au- 
thorized to receive and accept from Ar- 
thur W. Dickinson and Charlotte M. 
Dickinson, his wife, a warranty deed 
executed November 27, 1909, conveying to 
the City of Chicago for park purposes 
only, Lot one hundred and three (103) 
in A. W. Dickinson's subdivision of that 
part west of Milwaukee avenue of Lot 
eleven (11) in the School Trustees' sub- 



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division of Section sixteen (16), Town- 
ship forty (40) North, Range thirteen 
(13) East of the Third (3rd) Principal 
Meridian, except the west one-quarter 
(W. %) of said Lot eleven (11), and 
except tracts conveyed to Clara S. 
Lowell. 

Section 2. The Special Park Com- 
mission of the City of Chicago is hereby 
authorized and directed to proceed with 
the improvement and maintenance of 
said property as a public park whenever 
funds are available for such purposes, 
the cost thereof to be paid out of the ap- 
propriation for the improvement and 
maintenance of parks. 

Section 3. The City Clerk is hereby 
directed to convey to Arthur W. Dick- 
inson and Charlotte M. Dickinson the 
thanks of the City for their gift. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Riehert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan. 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson. 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, .Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Qletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy. 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Thomas street, from 
North Western avenue to North Cali- 
fornia avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Beilfuss, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 



man, Riehert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson. 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers. 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Qletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy. 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented a resolution di- 
recting the Civil Service Commission to 
call an examination immediately for 
valets, and directing further that the 
Merriam investigators be supplied with 
valets from the forthcoming list, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Merriam, 

Referred to the Commission on Mu- 
nicipal Expenditures. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alley in the block 
bounded by Evergreen avenue, Fowler 
street and North Robey street, 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Kunz, 
deferred. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Dever presented an ordinance 
amending an ordinance passed by the 
City Council October 18, 1909, providing 
for the vacation of a portion of Crit- 
tenden street, by striking out the provi- 
sion of the said ordinance relating to 
the construction of a sidewalk and curb 
across the entrance to the street vacated, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Dever, 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

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mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for plastering curbwalls, curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Cornell street, from North May street to 
Elston avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak. 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy. 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented a petition from 
janitors in the pumping stations for an 
increase in wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Finn presented the claim of John 
Garahan for a rebate of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Taylor presented the claim of 
S. E. Barrett for rebates of water taxes, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 



mitted a recommendation, estimate and i 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
with brick the alley from Shades place 
to Willow street, between North Halsted 
street and Burling street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Britten, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak. 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

'Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Krumholz presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to cut down trees on Southport 
avenue, between Wrightwood avenue 
and Marianna street, to avoid acci- 
dents and damages against the city. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thomson presented the following 
ordinance, which was referred to the 
Committee on Local Industries: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
sixteen (16) foot public alley east of and 
adjoining the easterly line of Lots one 
(1) and two (2), Block eight (8), of 
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four (4), in Assessors' Division of the 
northwest (N. W. %) quarter of the 
southeast (S. E. %) quarter in Section 
twenty (20), Township forty (40) North. 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian (except railroad 
right-of-way); said alley being further 
described as all of the first public alley 
running in a northerly direction west of 
the right-of-way of the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railroad Company 
in the block bounded on the north by Cor- 
nelia avenue, on the south by Newport 
avenue, on the east by the right-of-way 
of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railroad Company and on the west by 
Racine avenue, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
on the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that Charles Bonner shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of dol- 
lars toward a fund for the payment and 
satisfaction of any and all claims for 
damages which may arise from the va- 
cation of the said alley; and further 
shall within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance deposit, if 
necessary, a sum sufficient in the judg- 
ment of the Commissioner of Public 
Works to defray all cost of constructing 
sidewalk and curb across entrance to al- 
ley herein vacated, similar to the side- 
walk and curb in Cornelia avenue in the 
same block. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof, provided said Charles Bon- 
ner shall within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certified 
copy of this ordinance. 



Aid. Thomson presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Joseph 
Swanson to string and maintain for a 
period of thirty days, eight stringers 
of incandescent lamps across Wright- 
wood avenue and Lincoln avenue, from 
the Wrightwood avenue station of the 
Northwestern Elevated Railroad to 
Seminary avenue. 

Said lamps to be installed and main- 
tained in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the Department of Elec- 
tricity and the permit to be subject to 
revocation by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 

Aid. Thomson presented the following 
resolution, which Was, on motion, duly 
adopted : 

Whereas, The original incorporation 
of the City of Chicago was effected on 
March 4, 1837, and the first organization 
of the city government was accomplished 
in pursuance of an election held on May 
2 of that year; and 

Whereas, The seventy-fifth anniver- 
sary of the origin of this, the interior 
metropolis of the United States, will oc- 
cur in May, 1912, at which date, in 
material extent, in manufactures, bank- 
ing and commercial institutions, in mer- 
cantile operations, and in population 
and wealth, it will have attained to pro- 
portions never equalled or approached by 
any young city since the building of 
cities began in the world; therefore, be 
it 

Resolved, That it would be right and 
becoming in the municipal corporation 
and the citizens at large to celebrate, 
by industrial displays and civic and fes- 
tive rejoicings, the seventy-fifth anni- 
versary of the birth of the City of Chi- 
cago; and that it is the sense of this 
body that an official announcement be 
made as early as practicable of the 
purposed celebration; and that His Hon- 



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or the Mayor be requested to appoint 
a committee of Aldermen and citizens 
with powers to take initial measures to- 
ward that end, within such time as he 
may consider advisable. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with slag and granite top macadam 
Lakewood avenue, from Farwell avenue 
to Morse avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Beinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Rokeby street, from 6% 
feet south of the north line of Cornelia 
avenue to Grace street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 



Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Wilton avenue from 6% 
feet south of the north line of Cornelia 
avenue to Sheridan road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak. 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Reinberg presented an order di- 
recting the Board of Local Improvements 
to prepare an estimate for a sewer in 
Berwyn avenue, from Robey street to 
Leavitt street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Balmoral avenue, from North 
Robey street to the Chicago and North- 
western Railway (West Ravenswood 
Park), in the City of Chicago, County 



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of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of Balmoral avenue, from North Robey 
\ street to the Chicago and North-West- 
ern Railway (West Ravens wood Park)," 
passed March 1, 1909, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, Docket No. 34200 of the County 
Court of said County, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Rein- 
berg, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz/ 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick Southport avenue, from Irv- 
ing Park boulevard to North Clark 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lipps, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak. 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 



Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Capp presented an order for an 
appropriation in the next annual appro- 
priation bill for the purpose of repair- 
ing the Thirty-sixth Precinct Police Sta- 
tion building at Irving Park boulevard 
and Milwaukee avenue, and for the in- 
stallation of a heating plant therein, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Capp presented an order for a 
water supply pipe in Argyle avenue, 
from North 56th avenue to North 58th 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Clancy presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. For the purpose of pre- 
serving shade trees, that sidewalks lines 
be and the same are hereby established 
as follows: 

On both sides of Alton avenue, from 
Fulton avenue to Clarke place; 

On the westerly side of Bellevue ave- 
nue, from Fulton avenue to Logan 
street ; 

On both sides of Clarke place, from 
Milton street to Warren street; 
and on both sides of Warren street, from 
Alton avenue to Bellevue avenue, at the 
lot line, and 

On the easterly side of Bellevue ave- 
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at nine feet from the lot line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts 
of ordinances in conflict with this ordi- 
nance are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be 
in effect from and after its passage and 
publication. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Clancy, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No 
Ian, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Clancy presented an ordinance 
granting permission to Roosevelt Park, 
a corporation, to construct, establish and 
maintain an amusement park on the 
property of the said corporation situ- 
ated at Irving Park boulevard and North 
52nd avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

Aid. Clancy and Capp presented a pe- 
tion of property-owners and citizens re- 
siding in the districts known as Irving 
Park, Grayland and Jefferson, for the 
establishment of a small park in the 
territory bounded by Irving Park boule- 
vard, Byron street, North 47th avenue 
and the right of way of the Chicago & 
North- Western Railway Company, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Clancy presented the claim of J. 
J. Miller (by The American Trust and 



Savings Bank, conservator of estate) for i 
a refund, on duplicate receipt, of ninety 
per cent of special assessment for water 
supply pipe (Warrant No. 22963), which d 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clancy, Capp, Reinberg and 
Lipps presented an order for an appro- 
priation in the next annual appropria- 
tion bill of the sum of $10,000 for the 
construction of a bridge across the North 
Branch of the Chicago River at Wilson 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt North Rockwell street, 
from Diversey avenue (formerly West 
Diversey avenue), to Elston avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Littler presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Local Transpor- 
tation Expert cause prosecutions to be 
instituted for all violations of the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago con- 



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cerning the heating of cars used for 
the transportation of passengers. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, duly- 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Union 
Interior and Finish Company to erect 
a three-story addition to their present 
factory at 53d and La Salle streets and 
to use wooden window frames and 
wooden sashes in the east and south 
walls; provided, said addition to 
their said factory complies in all other 
respects with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Roberts presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Whereas, By the terms of an order 
passed by the City Council on Novem- 
ber 29, 1909, published on page 1885 of 
the Proceedings of said date, the Com- 
missioner of Public Works was au- 
thorized to cause the Commonwealth- 
Edison Company to replace pavement 
on 56th street, between Halsted and 
Morgan streets, and, 

Whereas, It now appears that no 
reason exists for the enforcement of 
said order ; therefore, be- it 

Ordered, That the aforesaid order of 
November 29, 1909, be and the same is 
hereby rescinded and in all respects 
vacated and repealed. 

Aid. Kearns presented the claim of 
Charles Lacey for a refund of amount 
paid in satisfaction of judgment rendered 
against him in the Municipal Court, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with granite top macadam Wallace 
street, from West 59th street to West 
63d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Roberts, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to string and 
maintain banners in front of the fol- 
lowing premises : F. O. Erickson & Co., 
6302-4 South Halsted street and 807 
West 63d street; also in front of the 
premises of Jacob F. Mehlman, 1135 
West 63d street, for a period of thirty 
days. Said banners shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. These privileges 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order for a 
system of cement sidewalks as follows: 
On the south side of Vincennes road, from 
Halsted street east to West 84th street; 
on both sides of Lowe avenue, Union 



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December 13. 1909. 



avenue and Emerald avenue, from West 
87th street north to Vincennes road; 
and on both sides of West 86th street, 
from Union avenue to Lowe avenue; 
also an order for a system of cinder side- 
walks as follows: On the west side of 
Parnell avenue and on both sides of Wal- 
lace street, from West 87th street north 
to Vincennes road ; on both sides of West 
86th street, from Parnell avenue to 
Lowe avenue; and on both sides of West 
S5th street, from Parnell avenue to Wal- 
lace street; which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with slag and granite top macadam 
West 99th street, from South Seeley ave- 
nue to Longwood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Rea, the estimate was approved and 
the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pr ingle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, C'ermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
iseilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Reading presented the following 
ordinance, which was referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section I. That all that part of the 



east-and-west sixteen (10) foot public 
alley south of and adjoining the south 
line of Lot nineteen (19), Block one (1), 
of Chester C.. Broomell's Subdivision of 
the east half (E. y z ) of the southwest 
quarter (S. W. *4) of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. V^) of the southeast 
quarter (S. E. y 4 ), and the east half (E. 
y 2 ) of the northwest quarter (N. W.^4) 
of the southwest quarter S. W. %) of 
the southeast quarter (S. E. %) of Sec- 
tion two (2), Township thirty-seven 
(37) North, Range fourteen (14), east 
of the Third Principal Meridian; said 
part of said alley being further described 
as the west one hundred twenty feet 
(120), more or less, of the east-and-west 
public alley in the block bounded on the 
north by East 92d street, on the south 
by East 93d street, on the east by Kim- 
bark avenue and on the west by Chaun- 
cey avenue, as colored in red and indi- 
cated by the words "To be vacated" 
upon the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
the said alley is no longer needed for pub- 
lic use and the public interest will be 
subserved by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance, the Cath- 
olic Bishop of Chicago shall dedicate to 
the public and open up for public use as 
an alley the north sixteen (16) feet of 
Lot fourteen (14), Block one (1) of 
Chester C. Broomell's Subdivision before 
mentioned, as colored in yellow and in- 
dicated by the words "To be dedicated'* 
upon the aforementioned plat hereto at- 
tached and made a part hereof; and 
further, shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance deposit 
with the City of Chicago, if necessary, a 
sum sufficient in the judgment of the 
Commissioner of Public Works to defray 
all cost of constructing sidewalk and 
curb across the entrance to the alley 



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herein vacated, and pave and curb the 
return end of the alley herein dedicated 
similar to the sidewalk paving and curb- 
ing in the adjoining street in the same 
block. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject to the provisions of 
Section 2 hereof; provided, that the 
Catholic Bishop of Chicago shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance file for record in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, a certified copy of this ordinance 
and a plat properly executed and ac- 
knowledged showing the vacation and ded- 
ication herein provided for; and, provided 
further, that in the event that the al- 
ley herein vacated shall at any time in 
the future be used for any purpose other 
than for a religious, educational or chari- 
table purpose, then this ordinance shall 
be void and for naught held. 

Aid. Reading presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to J. Hoffman 
to string and maintain for a period of 
thirty days a canvas sign across the 
sidewalk in front of premises at 407 E. 
115th street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 






THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Clark and Forsberg presented a 
petition of property-owners and resi- 
dents in the vicinity of the Francis Noble 
School for the establishment of a small 
park near the said school, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance 

Aid. Clark and Forsberg presented an 
order and petition for electric arc lights 



in the district bounded by West North 
avenue, West Division street, North Cen- 
tral Park avenue and North 44th avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS PENDING 
BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning suit of 
A. R. Beck Lumber Company vs. City 
of Chicago, deferred and published No- 
vember 22, 1909, page 1760. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Qonlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz. 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 



Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized, in ac- 
cordance with his recommendation of 
November 4, 1909, attached hereto, to 
allow judgment to be taken against the 
city in favor of A. R. Beck Lumber Com- 
pany in the sum of one hundred forty 
($140.00) dollars, same to be in full set- 
tlement of all claims and costs in the 
case of A. R. Beck Lumber Company vs. 



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December 13, 1909. 



City of Chicago for building sidewalk in 
Vincennes avenue, from 73d to 75th 
streets. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance in regard to the crea- 
tion of a petty cash fund for the Chicago 
Commission on City Expenditures, de- 
ferred and published Dec. 6, 1909, page 
1920. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz. 
Dever, Sitts, Cpnlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy. 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue warrant on the City Treasurer 
for the sum of $200.00, for the purpose 
of providing a petty cash fund for the 
prompt administration of the affairs 
of the Chicago Commission on City Ex- 
penditures, said fund to be reimbursed 
by the rendering of regularly approved 
vouchers against the appropriation for 
that commission. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning sundry 



transfers of funds in various appropria- 
tions, deferred and published December 
6, 1909, page 1920, together with certain 
communications from the City Elec- 
trician and the General Superintendent 
of Police, concerning the purchase of po- 
lice box cases, deferred page 2075. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to amend the order 
submitted with the said report by strik- 
ing therefrom the following: "To Fund 
18W, Other Expense, police telegraph 
operation .... 4,000.00" and by insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the following: "To 
Fund for the purchase of police box 
cases 4,000.00". 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said or- 
der as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
der, as amended, was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, C.onlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said .order as 



Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to make the following transfers in appro- 
priations for the year 1909, in accordance 
with the several requests of the heads 
of departments attached hereto : 
Department of Inspection of Steam Boil- 
ers and Steam Plants — 
From Fund 28 Al, 

Salaries $ 50.00 



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To Fund 28A, Salaries $ 50.00 

Police Department — 

From Fund 18G, Pa- 
trolmen's Salaries. 4,000.00 

To Fund for the pur- 
chase of police box 

. cases 4,000.00 

House of Correction — 

From Fund H, Furni- 
ture, Bedding and 
Clothing 4,000.00 

From Fund J, Repairs 

and Renewals 3,300.00 

To Fund A, Salaries . 7,300.00 

Special Park Commission — 

From Fund 38A, Sal- 
aries and Wages, 
Parks 1,000.00 

From Fund 38B1, 

Trees and Shrubs . . 300.00 

From Fund 39A, Sal- 
aries and Wages, 
Play Grounds 2,700.00 

To Fund 38B2, Park 
Supplies and Im- 
provements 3,500.00 

To Fund 39B1, Play 
Ground Improve- 
ments 500.00 

Department of Public Works (Water) — 

From Fund 42Ext.47, 
Private Work by De- 
posit 7,000.00 

From Fund 42YY, 
Damage Account 
Burst Mains 5,000.00 

From Fund 42TT6, 

Special Castings . . 3,000.00 

From Fund 42TT7 

Lumber 2,000.00 

From Fund 42ZZ18, 
Water Waste Sur- 
vey 3,000.00 

To Account 42TT2, 

Labor 10,000.00 

To Account 42Ext.4, 

Labor 10,000.00 

From Account 42UU1, 
Meter Repair Mer- 
chandise 4,000.00 



To Account 42H, Me- 
ter Repairs, Salaries 



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4,000.00 



; 



In connection with the report and com- 
munications under consideration, Aid. 
Snow moved to pass an ordinance sub- 
mitted by the City Electrician author- 
izing the letting of a contract" to the 
Western Electric Company for the fur- 
nishing and delivery of police box cases. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pr ingle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz r 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the purchase of police box cases. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority are hereby given and granted to 
the City Electrician of the City of Chi- 
cago to enter into a contract with the 
Western Electric Company for furnish- 
ing and delivering to the Department 
of Police, at the northwest corner of 
Halsted street and Addison avenue, Chi- 
cago, Illinois, for the use of the De- 
partment of Police and the Department 
of Electricity, approximately eight hun- 
dred (800) Special No. 3 Castlron Police 
Box Cases; all in accordance with the 
specifications and advertisement of the 
City of Chicago, of date October 20, 






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1909, and the proposal of the said West- 
ern Electric Company for the furnishing 
and delivery of said apparatus, as afore- 
said, for the sum of eight and eighty- 
five hundredths dollars ($8.85) for 
each Special No. 3 Cast Iron Police Box 
Case so furnished and delivered; the cost 
of such purchase to be paid as follows: 
Four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) there- 
of out of the appropriation for the De- 
partment of Police known as "Fund 
for the Purchase of police box cases," 
and the sum of three thousand and 
eighty dollars ($3,080.00) thereof out 
of the appropriation for the Department 
of Electricity, known as "Fund for the 
purchase of police box cases." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 



Aid. Snow moved to pass the order 
submitted by the City Electrician au- 
thorizing and directing a transfer of 
funds in the appropriation for the De- 
partment of Electricity. 

The motion prevailed and the said or- 
der was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to make transfer in appropriations for 
the Department of Electricity for the | 



year 1909, in accordance with the re- 
quest of the City Electrician, dated De- 
cember 13, 1909, and attached hereto, as 
follows : 

From "36-C, Fire Alarm and Po- 
lice Telegraph, operation," to 
"Fund for the purchase of po- 
lice box cases" $3,080.00 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of B. & 
O. Railroad Company for compensation 
for installing switch track at city pump- 
ing station at 73rd street and Stony 
Island avenue, deferred and published 
December 6, 1909, page 1921. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Devef, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of the B. & O. R. R. Co. in the 
sum of one hundred two and sixty-six 
one-hundredths ($102.66) dollars, being 
the amount expended by the B. & O. R. 
R, Co. for installing switch track at 73d 



December 13, 1000. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



2003 



and Stony Island Avenue Pumping Sta- 
tion, in addition to the original .estimate 
of cost furnished the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from the Water 
Fund. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the opinion of the Corporation Counsel, 
dated April 1st, 1909, attached hereto. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Louise 
S. Dewey for compensation for damage 
to property caused by elevation of rail- 
road tracks, deferred and published De- 
cember 6, 1909, page 1922. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
.with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, C.onlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski. 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accor- 
dance with his recommendation of De- 
cember 6, 1909, to allow a judgment to 
be taken against the city in favor of 
Louise S and A. B. Dewey in the sum of 
thirty-two hundred and fifty ($3,250.00) 



dollars, same to be in full for all claims 
for damage to all property owned by 
them in the City of Chicago on account 
of the elevation of the Chicago and North 
Western Railway tracks on the Galena 
Division under the ordinances dated Jan- 
uary 29th, 1908, as amended on March 
30, 1908, and again amended June 8, 
1908. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance in re settlement of 
claims against the Chicago Railways 
Company for compensation for damage 
to hose carts and fire apparatus, deferred 
and published December 6, 1909, page 
1922. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, C.onlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized, in ac- 
cordance with his recommendation of No- 
vember 27th, 1909, attached hereto, to 
settle the following claims against the 
Chicago Railways Co. upon payment by 
the said Railways Company to the city 



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December 13. 1909. 



of the sum of nine hundred ($900.00) 
dollars, and the Comptroller is ordered to 
accept the said sum in payment of the 
warrants for collection named: 

Warrant 20749 $914.52 

Warrant 20753 40.50 

Warrant 20755 22.31 

Warrant 20757 367.99 

Total $1,345.32 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning extra work 
under the contract of Henry Gilsdorff & 
Sons on the Hyde Park Police Station, 
deferred and published December 6, 1909, 
page 1922. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to amend the order 
submitted with the said report, as print- 
ed, by striking out the word "allow" 
from the fifth line of the said order, 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the 
word "order"; and by striking out from 
the said order the following language: 
"and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the appropriations for the 
Police Department." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said or- 
der, as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
der, as amended, was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Boberts, 



Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with ' his recom- 
mendation of November 30th, 1909, at- 
tached hereto, to order extras on the con- 
tract of Henry Gilsdorff & Sons for chang- 
es in the Hyde Park Police Station at 
5332 Lake avenue in the sum of four 
hundred ninety-two ($492.00) dollars. 



Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Mrs. 
Mary Lindstrum for compensation for re- 
pairs to water service pipe, deferred and 
published December 6, 1909, page 1923. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss. Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 






December 13, 1909. 



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in favor of Mrs. Mary Lindstrum in the 
sum of fifteen ($15.00) dollars, same to 
be in full for all claims for repairs to 
service pipe supplying residence at 5424 
Wentworth avenue, which pipe was dam- 
aged by building of fire hydrant basin 
over it, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from the Water Fund. 



Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance re- 
lating to the overloading of vehicles, 
deferred and published November 1, 1909, 
page 1547. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and to pass the substitute ordi- 
nance submitted therewith. 

Aid. Foell moved to amend the substi- 
tute ordinance submitted with the said 
report, by adding to Section 1 thereof 
after the word "thereon" appearing in 
the last line of the said Section, the fol- 
lowing language: "or when the weight 
of such load is in excess of the maximum 
load prescribed in this ordinance". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to pass the said sub- 
stitute ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
substituted ordinance, as amended, was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Bichert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak. 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, C.onlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Beinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Boberts, 
Kearns, Bea, Fisher, Bihl, Beading, No- 
lan, Byan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — ISione. 



The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1425 of the Bevised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1425 of the 

Bevised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905 be, and the same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows: 

The maximum load which shall be 
carried by any wagon or other vehicle 
drawn by one horse or mule shall be 
thirty-five hundred (3500) pounds; 
that drawn by two or more horses or 
mules four thousand (4000) pounds 
for each horse or mule employed in 
drawing the same; Provided, however, 
that no person shall overload or cause 
to be overloaded any vehicle drawn by 
any horse or horses, or any other ani- 
mal or animals, within the city, under 
a penalty of not less than five nor 
more than one hundred dollars for 
each offense, and any person owning 
or controlling or who is in possession 
or charge of any such wagon or vehicle 
so overloaded shall be deemed guilty 
of a violation of this section. A 
wagon, or vehicle shall be deemed to 
be overloaded when it shall be evident 
that the load upon any such wagon or 
vehicle is beyond the capacity of the 
horse or horses or the animal or ani- 
mals drawing such vehicle or wagon 
or that the load upon such wagon or 
vehicle is of such weight or is so dis- 
tributed as to overtax the strength of 
the horse or horses or animal or ani- 
mals attached to such wagon or vehicle 
and required to draw same with such 
load thereon, or when the weight of 
such load is in excess of the maximum 
load prescribed in this ordinance. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 



Ald. Dever moved to proceed to the 



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consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Section 2240 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, con- 
cerning the sale of scrap iron and other 
materials belonging to. the city, deferred 
and published Nov. 15, 1909, page 1702. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pr ingle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz. 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 2240 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended, relating to the purchase of 
supplies, etc. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2240 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended, be and the same is 
hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows: 

2240. Purchase of Supplies.) He 
shall make all purchases of supplies 
and materials for the use of the city, 
and shall let all contracts for labor 
to be performed for the city in cases 
wherein the cost of such supplies, ma- 
terials or labor shall be less than the 



sum of five hundred dollars. Requisi- 
tions shall be made for all purchases 
to be made and all contracts to be let 
by said business agent as herein pro- 
vided, and said requisitions shall be 
approved in writing by the heads of 
the departments for which the same 
are required. Such requisitions shall 
constitute his authority for all pur- 
chases and contracts to be made under 
the provisions hereof, and shall be 
. filed in his office. Provided, that the 
Commissioner of Health shall make all 
purchases of and let all contracts for 
medicinal, preventive and curative 
supplies and materials and such other 
supplies and materials as require a 
technical knowledge of medicine, phar- 
macy or chemistry in their manufac- 
ture or preparation for use, for the 
Department of Health and also when- 
ever there is an emergency, for the 
printing, publication, and dissemina- 
tion of information relative to the 
treatment or prevention of contagious 
or epidemic diseases in cases wherein 
the cost of said supplies, printing or 
materials shall be less than the sum 
of two hundred and fifty dollars, with- 
out regard to the conditions of this 
chapter. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 



Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Section 2498 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, con- 
cerning the effects of repealing ordi- 
nances, deferred and published November 
22, 1909, page 1769. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 

as follows: 



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Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Germak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
| Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 2498 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905 be and tbe same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows : 

No new ordinance shall be construed 
or held to repeal a former ordinance, 
whether such former ordinance is ex- 
pressly repealed or not, as to any of- 
fense committed against the former 
ordinance or as to any act done, any 
penalty, forfeiture or punishment in- 
curred, or any right accrued, or claims 
arising under the former ordinance, or 
in any way whatever to affect any such 
offense or act so committed or done, 
or any penalty, forfeiture or punish- 
ment so incurred, or any right accrued 
or claims arising before the new ordi- 
nance takes effect, save only that the 
proceedings thereafter shall conform so 
far as practicable to the ordinances in 
force at the time of such proceeding. 
If any penalty, forfeiture or punish- 
ment be mitigated by any provision of 
a new ordinance, such provision may, 
by the consent of the party affected, 
be applied to any judgment pronounced 
after the new ordinance takes effect. 

This section shall extend to all re- 
peals either by express words or by 
implication whether the repeal is in 



the ordinance making any new provi- 
sion upon the same subject, or any 
other ordinance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage, approval and publication. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Section 1578 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, pro- 
viding for the exhibition by pawnbrok- 
ers and loan brokers of pawned articles 
upon the request of pledgors and as- 
signees thereof, deferred and published 
November 22, 1909, page 1770. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel,. Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1578 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1578 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905 be, and the same is, hereby amended 



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by adding thereto a section to be known 
as and designated Section 1578a, which 
shall read as follows: 

Section 1578a. Every pawnbroker 
and loanbroker or keeper of a loan of- 
fice shall, during business hours, upon 
the request of any pledgor presenting 
the memorandum herein provided for, 
or upon the request of any assignee or 
transferree thereof presenting such 
memorandum, exhibit to such person 
the article pledged and described in 
such memorandum. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Section 1836 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, to 
place the Superintendent of the Bureau 
of Compensation under the control of the 
Department of Public Works, deferred 
and published November 29, 1909, page 
1860. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
"Nays — None. 



The following is the said ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1836 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1836 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905, as subsequently amended, be and 

the same is hereby amended so as to 

read as follows: 

1836. Department of Public Work's 
Established.) There is hereby estab- 
lished an executive department of the 
Municipal Government of the City 
which shall be known as the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, and shall em- 
brace the Commissioner of Public 
Works, the Deputy Commissioner, the 
City Engineer, the Superintendent of 
Streets, the First Assistant Superin- 
tendent of Streets, the Second Assist- 
ant Superintendent of Streets, the 
Third Assistant Superintendent of 
Streets, the Superintendent of Water, 
the Superintendent of Sewers, the Su- 
perintendent of Maps, the Superinten- 
dent of the Bureau of Compensation, 
and such other assistants and em- 
ployes as the City Council may, by or- 
dinance, provide. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending an ordinance passed July 10, 
1905, concerning the duties of the Su- 
perintendent of the Bureau of Compen- 
sation, deferred and published November 
29, 1909, page 1861. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the substitute ordinance 
submitted therewith. 



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The motion prevailed, and the said 
substitute ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
j Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1 of an ordinance re- 
lating to the Bureau of Compensation, 
passed July 10, 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1 of an ordi- 
nance establishing the Bureau of Com- 
pensation, passed July 10, 1905, be and 
the same is hereby amended by adding 
thereto a section to be known and desig- 
nated as Section 1A, which shall read as 
follows : . 

"Section 1A. The Superintendent of 
the Bureau of Compensation shall per- 
form such duties as may be required 
of him by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and he shall act in an ad- 
visory capacity to the Committee on 
Compensation of the City Council and 
shall perform such duties as may be 
required of him by said committee." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 



mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance re- 
pealing an ordinance prohibiting the sale 
of ice cream on streets, alleys or public 
places, deferred and published. November 
29, 1909, page 1861, 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance prohibiting the 

sale of ice cream on public streets. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance pro- 
hibiting the sale of ice cream or any 
frozen compound the principal ingredient 
of which is milk products or substitute 
therefor, on the streets, alleys or public 
places in the City of Chicago, passed by 
the City Council on November 23, 1908. 
be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an order direct- 



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ing the revision of an ordinance passed 
March 22, 1909, creating the position of 
City Forester and prescribing his duties, 
deferred and published Dec. 6, 1909, page 
1924. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Remberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 11 of an ordinance 
creating the office of City Forester 
and defining his duties as amended. 
Be it ordained oy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 11 of an or- 
dinance passed by the City Council on 
March 22, 1909, establishing the office 
of City Forester and defining his duties 
be, and the same is hereby, amended by 
adding thereto the following language: 
"When any tree or shrub has been 
damaged or killed by leaking gas or 
from any other cause and a fine has 
been recovered therefor under this 
ordinance, or where the amount of 
such damage has been ascertained and 
the settlement of such claim has been 
authorized, 'such fine or the amount 



so paid in settlement, or the neces- 
sary part thereof when transferred 
to the City Comptroller may in the 
discretion of the Special Park Com- 
mission be used for the purpose of de- 
fraying all necessary expenses incurred 
in and by the removal of such tree or 
shrub and in the replacing of the same 
by a living tree or shrub; provided, 
that the City Council from year to 
year shall appropriate according to law 
an amount equal to the fines collected 
and amounts paid in satisfaction of 
damages to trees or shrubs as afore- 
said for such purpose." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Section 4 of an ordinance 
passed December 16, 1907, relating to 
the construction and inspection of cool- 
ing plants, ice making houses, etc., de- 
ferred and published December 6, 1909, 
page 1924. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 4, of an ordinance re- 
lating to the construction and inspec- 
tion of cooling plants, ice making 
houses, etc., passed by the City Coun- 
cil, December 16, 1907. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 4 of an or- 
dinance relating to the construction and 
inspection of cooling plants, ice making- 
houses, etc., passed by the City Council, 
December 16, 1907, be and the same is 
hereby amended by adding thereto three 
new sections which shall be hereafter 
known as Section 4a, Section 4b and 
Section 4c and which shall read as fol- 
lows: 

Section 4a. After January 1st, 1910, 
no new plants or any reconstruction 
of old plants for refrigeration or cool- 
ing purposes, shall be installed or 
erected or maintained in the City of 
Chicago until the plans and the speci- 
fications have been filed in the office of 
the Department for the Inspection of 
Steam Boilers and Steam Plants and 
approved by the Chief Inspector. Such 
plans shall show the amount of 
work to be done. Such plans 
and specifications shall also show 
that the room or apartment is 
provided with proper doors and proper 
means of exit, and air shafts, fans or 
other means of ventilation, to pro- 
vide for the removal and escape of 
poisonous gas and a sufficient change 
of air to keep the rooms at a tem- 
perature not to exceed ninety degrees 
Fahrenheit. 

Upon the approval of said plans, a 
duplicate set of which shall be left 
on file in the office of the Chief In- 
spector, and payment of fees, as here- 
inafter provided, said Chief Inspector 
shall issue a permit for the installa- 
tion of said plant. 



It shall be the duty of the Chief 
Inspector to examine in detail all 
plans and specifications submitted to 
the department. 

Section 4b. The fees for the inspec- 
tion of cooling plants under this or- 
dinance, after January 1st, 1910, shall 
be as follows: 

Class A, including compressors or 
generators of over 50 tons capacity, 
$10.00 each. 

Class B, including compressors or 
generators of less than 50 tons ca- 
pacity, $5.00 each. 

Class C, the fee for a permit for 
a new cooling plant or for additions to 
an old plant shall be $5.00 for each 
unit installed. 

All fees provided for in this ordi- 
nance shall be paid to the City Col- 
lector. 

Section 4c. When an inspection of 
a cooling plant has been made and the 
same shall be approved by the Chief 
Inspector of Steam Boilers, he shall 
make and deliver to the person for 
whom the inspection was made, upon 
the payment of fees hereinafter men- 
tioned, a certificate of such inspec- 
tion, which shall contain the date of 
inspection, together with a general 
description, for what purpose used, 
the pounds pressure which may be 
safely used, which certificate shall be 
framed and put in a conspicuous place 
in the compressor or generator room. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on sundry ordi- 
nances amending Sections 803, 830, 1847 
and 1848 of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905, and Chapter 3, 
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Code, deferred and published December 
6, 1909, page 1926. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and to pass the said ordinance, 
amending Chapter 3 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905 (add- 
ing Section 12a), authorizing the City 
Clerk to award and execute contracts for 
printing and binding the Proceedings of 
the City Council, and for license forms 
and metal plates and badges. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
B'eilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — N one. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Chapter III of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Chapter III of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby amended 
by inserting the following section as 
Section 12a. 

12a. Contracts.) The City Clerk 
shall have the power to award and 
execute contracts for printing and bind- 
ing the proceedings of the City Council 
and for all such license forms, metal 
plates and badges as shall be necessary 



for the issuance of licenses; provided, 
that all such contracts shall be let to 
the lowest responsible bidder after ad- 
vertising in the same manner as is 
provided for the letting of contracts 
for materials or supplies by the De- 
partment of Public Works. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 

Aid. Dever moved to pass the said or- 
dinance amending Section 803 of the 
said Code, to authorize the City Elec- 
trician to award and execute contracts 
for materials and supplies for his depart- 
ment exceeding in cost the sum of 
$500.00. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — IN one. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 803 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 803 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows : 

803. Powers — Co-operation with Fire 



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Marshal and Superintendent of Police 
—Subordinate Officers— Contracts.) He 
shall have the management of the fire 
alarm telegraph and police telephone 
systems, of municipal lighting, of the 
inspection of all electric wiring with- 
in the city, both inside of buildings 
and above, beneath and upon the sur- 
face of the streets, and' of all electrical 
matters in which the city is interested, 
and shall appoint, in accordance with 
law, all subordinate officers and assist- 
ants in his department. 

Provided that the Fire Marshal shall 
have control of all fire alarm opera- 
tors, and all matters pertaining to 
the actual operation of the fire alarm 
telegraph and the location of call 
boxes. 

All those operators, including the 
present Chief of Construction of the 
fire alarm telegraph, who at present 
are or who may hereafter be members 
of the fire department, shall be de- 
tailed for duty by the Fire Marshal to 
the City Electrician, and this Article 
•shall in no way be construed as sepa- 
rating them from said fire department. 

And, provided also, that in all mat- 
ters pertaining to the operation of the 
electrical service of the police depart- 
ment, the said City Electrician shall 
consult with the Superintendent of 
Police, and in case of a disagreement 
in any of said matters between said 
City Electrician and said Superin- 
tendent of Police, the Mayor is hereby 
given the power to decide such matters 
of difference. 

All subordinate officers, assistants, 
clerks and employes in said depart- 
ment shall be subject to such rules and 
regulations as shall be prescribed from 
time to time by said City Electrician. 

Said City Electrician shall also have 
poiver to award and execute contracts 
for such materials and supplies as shall 
be necessary in the administration of 
the affairs of his department in cases 



■wherein the cost of such materials or 
supplies shall exceed the sum of 
$500.00; provided, that all such con- 
tracts shall be let to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder, after advertising, in 
the same manner as is provided for the 
letting of similar contracts by the De- 
partment of Public Works; and, pro- 
vided, further, that no such contract 
for materials or supplies shall be let 
for a period extending beyond the end 
of the current fiscal year. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 



Aid. Dever moved to pass the said or- 
dinance amending Section 830 of the said 
Code, to authorize the Fire Marshal to 
award and execute contracts for mate- 
rials and supplies for his department ex- 
ceeding in cost the sum of $500.00. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Kichert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriara, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 830 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

. Section 1. That Section 830 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 






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1905 be and the same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows : 

830. Control of Department— Con- 
tracts.) The Fire Marshal shall have 
sole and absolute control and command 
over all persons connected with the 
fire department of the city, and shall 
possess full power and authority over 
its organization, government and dis- 
cipline, and, to that end, he may pre- 
scribe and establish, from time to 
time, such rules and regulations as 
he may deem advisable. 

He shall also have the power to 
award and execute contracts for such 
materials and supplies as shall be 
necessary in the administration of 
the affairs of his department in cases 
wherein the cost of such materials or 
supplies shall exceed the sum of 
$500.00; provided, that all such con- 
tracts shall be let to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder,- after advertising, in 
the same manner as is provided for the 
letting of similar contracts by the De- 
partment of Public Works; and pro- 
vided, further, that no such contract 
for materials or supplies shall be let 
for a period extending beyond the end 
of the current fiscal year. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Aid. Dever moved to pass the said or- 
dinance amending Chapter 33 of the 
said Code (adding Section 1316a), au- 
thorizing the Board of Inspectors of the 
House of Correction to award and ex- 
ecute contracts for the ordinary and nec- 
essary expenses and repairs of the said 
House of Correction where the amount 
of such contracts shall exceed the sum 
of $500.00. 



The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 



McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
B'eilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, f 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, " 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- ; 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- || 
Ian, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Chapter XXXIII of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the : 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Chapter XXXIII of i 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago i 
of 1905 be and the same is hereby 
amended by inserting the following sec- 
tion as Section 1316a. 

1316a. Contracts.) The Board of 
Inspectors shall have power to award 
and execute contracts for the ordi- 
nary and necessary expenses and re- 
pairs of the institution, provided that 
in all cases wherein the amount of 
such contracts shall exceed the sum of 
$500.00 the same shall be let to the 
lowest responsible bidder, after ad- 
vertising, in the same manner as is 
provided for the letting of similar 
contracts by the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. No contracts shall be let 
for a period extending beyond the end 
of the current fiscal year. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 



■^ 



Aid. Dever moved to pass the said or- 
dinance amending Chapter 49 of the said 
Code (adding Section 1734a), authoriz- 
ing the General Superintendent of Police 



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to award and execute contracts for ma- 
terials and supplies for his department 
exceeding in cost the sum of $500.00. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Chapter XLIX, Article 1, of 

the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 

of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Chapter XLIX, Ar- 
ticle 1, of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905 be and the same is 
hereby amended by inserting the follow- 
ing section as Section 1734a. 

1734a. Contracts for Materials and 
Supplies.) The General Superintendent 
shall have power to award and 
execute contracts for such materials 
and supplies as shall be necessary in 
the administration of the affairs of 
his department in cases wherein the 
cost of such materials or supplies shall 
exceed the sum of $500.00; provided, 
that all such contracts shall be let 
to the lowest responsible bidder, after 
advertising, in the same manner as is 
provided for the letting of similar con- 
tracts by the Department of Public 
Works; and provided, further, that 



no such contract for materials or sup- 
plies shall be let for a period extend- 
ing beyond the end of the current fiscal 
year. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 



Aid. Dever moved to pass the said ordi- 
nance amending Section 1847 of the said 
Code, to authorize the Commissioner of 
Public Works to award and execute con- 
tracts for materials and supplies for his 
department^ exceeding in cost the sum of 
$500.00, and providing that no such con- 
tract for materials and supplies shall be 
let for a period extending beyond the 
current fiscal year. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1847 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1847 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905 be and the same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows: 

1847. Contracts— How Made.) All 



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contracts for the making of any public 
improvement or for any other work, 
and for all materials or supplies, when 
the expense thereof shall exceed the 
sum of $500.00, shall be let to the low- 
est responsible bidder, after advertising 
the same for at least ten consecutive 
business days, except as may be other- 
ivise provided by law, and shall be ap- 
proved by the Mayor; but any such 
contract may be entered into by the 
said Commissioner without advertising 
for bids, and without such approval, 
by a vote of two-thirds of all the Al- 
dermen elected. No contract shall be 
made for any work or supplies relating 
to any of the matters within the cog- 
nizance of the Department of Public 
Works unless such work or supplies 
shall have been authorized by the City 
Council. No contract for materials or 
supplies shall be let for a period ex- . 
'tending beyond the end of the current 
fiscal year; but in cases where the said 
Commissioner shall deem it necessary 
for the administration of the said De- 
partment of Public Works, the right 
or option may be reserved to the City 
of Chicago in any such contract to ex- 
tend the operation of the same for a 
further period of not to exceed ninety 
(90) days, such right or option to be 
exercised by the City Council. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



Aid. Dever moved to pass the said or- 
dinance amending Section 1848 of the 
said Code, to regulate the awarding of 
contracts for furnishing materials and 
supplies for the Department of Public 
Works. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 



Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- I 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy,* 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Blhl, Reading, No- i' 
Ian, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1848 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 1848 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905 be and the same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows: 

1848. Contracts— Bids for.) In all 
cases, the bids for doing any work, 
or making any public improvement 
or for furnishing any materials or sup- 
plies, shall be sealed bids, directed to 
said department, and shall be accom- 
panied by a deposit, the amount of 
which shall be fixed by said Commis- 
sioner, and named in said advertise- 
ment, and which shall not exceed five 
per cent of the estimated cost of the 
improvement or work to be done, or 
of the materials or supplies to be 
furnished, or be less than the sum of 
$100. Such deposit shall be in money, 
or a certified check upon some Chicago 
bank in good standing, payable to the 
order of said Commissioner, and shall 
be forfeited to the City in the event 1 
that the bidder shall neglect or refuse \ 
to enter into a contract, and give bond 
as hereinafter required, to execute the 
work or furnish the materials or sup- 
plies for the price mentioned in his 
bid, and according to the plans and 
specifications, in case the contract shall 
be awarded to him. Such bids shall 



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be opened at the hour and. place men- 
tioned in such notice; and should such 
bid or bids be rejected, or should it be- 
come necessary for any other reason 
to re-advertise for proposals, such sub- 
sequent advertisement may be, at the 
discretion of said Commissioner, for 
three instead of ten consecutive busi- 
ness days as required in the first in- 
stance. Said Commissioner may in 
such advertisement reserve the right to 
reject any and all bids. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on a report of the 
Committee on Finance concerning sundry 
claims for compensation for extra work 
done on contracts without previous au- 
thorization by the City Council, deferred 
and published December 6, 1909, page 
1930. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith, authorizing the Commissioner 
of Public Works to order extra work un- 
der contracts under certain circum- 
stances. 

After debate, Aid. Merriam moved to 
postpone further consideration of the 
said report for one week. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Section 1876 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, to 
give the City Engineer control of the 
operation of bridges and viaducts, de- 
ferred and published December 6, 1909, 
page 1931. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 



The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz^ 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

Subsequently Aid. Dever moved to re- 
consider the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to defer further con- 
sideration of the said report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Sections 1888 and 1889a of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 
of 1905, concerning the approval of plats 
by the Superintendent of Maps, deferred 
and published December 6, 1909, page 
1932. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to amend the said 
ordinance, as printed, by inserting the 
word "of" between the words "or" and 
"any" in the fifth line of "Section 1888". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to pass the said or- 
dinance, as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance, as amended, was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows. 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 






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Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Ziminer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Bleneoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance 



AN ' ORDINANCE 

Amending Sections 1888 and 1889a of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 
of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections 1888 and 
1889a of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905 be and the same are 
hereby amended so as to read as follows: 
1888. Duties— Plats.) He shall be 
ex-ofncio examiner of subdivisions, and 
it shall be his duty to examine any 
map, plat or subdivision of any block, 
lot, sub-lot or part thereof, or of any 
piece or parcel of land, situated with- 
in the City of Chicago, presented or 
submitted to him for approval, and if 
he approve of the same, he shall so 
certify. 

1889a. Vacation of Public Streets 
or Alleys — Must Notify Aldermen.) 
He shall make a copy of all instru- 
ments filed for record in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, purporting to vacate any pub- 
lic street, alley, park or public ground 
in the city, and shall furnish a copy 
of the same, together with a- plat show- 
ing the location of such purported va- 
cation, to each of the Aldermen in the 
ward in which said property is located. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Section 1895 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905 (add- I 
ing Section 1895a), to authorize the 
Commissioner of Public Works to revoke 
licenses of house-movers under certain 
circumstances, deferred and published 
Dcember 6, 1909, page 1932. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Bleneoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1895 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1895 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905 be and the same is hereby amended 

by adding thereto a section which shall 

be known and designated as Section 

1895a and which shall read as follows: 

"Section 1895a. Any license granted 

under this Article may be revoked by 

the Commissioner of Public Works 

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isfaction that the person so licensed 
shall have violated any of the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, or of any 
ordinance of the City now in force or 
which may hereafter be passed relat- 
ing to house-movers or to the moving 
of houses within the City." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Section 1*991 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, con- 
cerning flagmen at railroad crossings, 
deferred and published December 6, 
1909, page 1933. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Rlchert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
B'eilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays— -None. 
The following is the said ordinance as 



an ordinance 
Amending Section 1991 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 

subsequently amended. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1991 of the 



Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is hereby amended so as to read 
as follows: 

1991. Flagmen at Crossings.) Every 
person or corporation owning or oper- 
ating a steam railway whose track or 
tracks cross or intersect at the street 
level any street car track or tracks, 
or any street or highway within the 
City of Chicago, shall, in addition to 
the flagmen now stationed, kept and 
maintained at such crossings or street 
intersections, station, keep and main- 
tain flagmen whose duty it shall be 
to signal all persons of the approach 
of any engine or car or train of cars, 
and to warn them of any existing or 
impending danger, at such other cross- 
ings and at such hours as the City * 
Council may from time to time pre- 
scribe. 

Nothing herein contained shall be 
construed as to relieve or release any 
such person or corporation from sta- 
tioning, keeping and maintaining flag- 
men at all crossings where such flag- 
men are at the time of the passage 
of this ordinance stationed, kept and 
maintained. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Section 2206 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, con- 
cerning the duties of the Chief Inspector 
of Steam Boilers and Steam Plants, de- 
ferred and published December 6, 1909, 
page 1933. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 



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Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE^ 

Amending Section 2206 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905." 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2206 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be amended so as to read as fol- 
lows: 

2206. Qualifications.) The person so 
appointed shall be well qualified from 
practical experience in the design or 
construction and operation of boilers, 
generators and superheaters, and their 
appurtenances, used for generating 
steam for power, steaming or heat- 
ing purposes, to enable him to judge 
of their safety for use as such, and 
shall be well qualified from practical 
experience in the design or construc- 
tion and operation of all manufactur- 
ing houses, ice making houses, cooling 
plants, refrigerators, packing houses, 
cold storage houses, chill rooms, free- 
zers br any other factory or place 
wherein the piping, machinery or ap- 
paratus is under pressure, including 
boilers, tanks, jackets, kettles, genera- 
tors, reservoirs and pipes used therein, 
and the apparatus connected therewith 
and the extensions thereunto, to enable 
him to judge of their safety for use 



as such. No person employed in the 
department created by this Chapter 
shall be directly or indirectly interested 
in the manufacture, ownership or 
agency of steam boilers or other ap- 
paratus or appliances used in the gen- 
eration or use of steam, or of manu- 
facturing houses, ice making houses, 
cooling plants, refrigerators, packing 
houses, cold storage houses, chill 
rooms, freezers or any other factory 
or place wherein the piping, machinery 
or apparatus is under pressure, in- 
cluding boilers, tanks, jackets, kettles, 
generators, reservoirs and pipes used 
therein, and the apparatus connected 
therewith and the extensions thereunto, 
which are to be inspected. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage and due publication. 

Aid. Dever moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance 
amending Sections 2212 and 2218 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended, concerning the in- 
spection of tanks used in the operation 
of elevators, deferred and published De- 
cember 6, 1909, page 1934. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, , 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 



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Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Blhl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Sections 2212 and 2218 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1, That Section 2212 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "apparatus" appearing 
in the fourteenth line of said section, as 
published on page 166 of the Supplement 
to said Code, the words "except as here-* 
inafter provided." 

Section 2. That Section 2218 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and 
the same is hereby amended by insert- 
ing after the word "to" and before the 
word "boilers" appearing in the seventh 
line of said section, as the same appears 
on page 170 of said Supplement, the 
words, "elevator tanks, except as herein- 
after provided and to," and by adding to 
said, section, as amended, the following 
language : 

All water tanks and all combination 
water and air tanks used for the oper- 
ation of elevators shall be internally 
inspected once every three years, and 
shall be externally inspected once 
each year during the intervening years. 
The thickness of the shell of all ele- 
vator tanks hereafter installed shall be 
computed by using a factor of safety 
of five, and in computing the safe 
working pressure of all elevator tanks 
now in use the factor of safety shall 
not be less than three and one-half, 
and no such elevator tank now in use 
where the factor of safety is three 
and one-half or more shall be con- 
demned or have its working pressure 



reduced unless it can be shown that 
such tank through any cause has be- 
come unsafe. 

Any elevator tank having been in use 
twelve years or more, which is in such 
condition that in the opinion of the 
inspector the same should be drilled, 
in order that the exact thickness and 
condition may be ascertained, shall be 
reported to the Chief Inspector of 
Steam Boilers, who shall serve the 
owner or agent with a written notice 
to show reasons to the Chief Inspector 
within five days why such elevator 
tank should not be drilled. 

If, after the owner or agent has been 
heard, or at the end of five days, the 
Chief Inspector deems it necessary that 
the tank should be drilled, then the 
tank may be drilled at such point as 
the inspecting officer may direct, and 
the thickness of said material shall be 
determined thereafter at such annual 
inspection as the inspecting officer 
may deem necessary and the operating 
pressure shall be governed by such 
ascertained thickness and the gen- 
eral condition of the tank. The. drill- 
ing and plugging of said holes shall be 
done at the expense of the owner. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 



Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an ordinance 
amending Section 12 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended March 29, 1909, concerning li- 
cense plates and badges and duplicates 
of same, deferred and published April 
26, 1909, page 121. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and to pass the substitute ordinance 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 



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substitute ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Bichert, Dailey, McKenna, Sbeahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, B ! ihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN OKDINANCE 

Amending Section 12 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended March 29th, 1909. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 12 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended March 29th, 1909, be and 
the same is hereby amended so as to 
read as follows: 

In all cases where any ordinance of 
the city requires a license to be ob- 
tained for the purpose of engaging in 
or carrying on any business or occu- 
pation and said ordinance requires the 
licensee to obtain and exhibit metal 
plates or badges, and in all other 
cases where metal plates or badges 
furnished by the city are required by 
ordinance to be exhibited, it shall be 
the duty of the City Clerk to deliver 
suoh plates or badges, or either of 
them, free of charge to the person pay- 
ing the license fee and such fee shall 
be considered as covering the cost of 
the issuance of the license, together 
with the plates, or badges. 

In case any licensee, or any person, 
who has been furnished a plate or 



badge in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the city shall lose the same, 
suoh person, upon making affidavit to 
such effect, and upon the payment of 
a fee of twenty-five cents to the City 
Collector, shall be furnished by the 
City Clerk, upon presentation of the 
aforesaid affidavit, another plate or 
badge, and when such affidavit is made 
before a Notary Public in the office 
of the City Collector no charge shall 
be made for such service and all ordi- 
nances, or parts of ordinances, incon- 
sistent herewith are, so far as the 
same are inconsistent, hereby repealed. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be 

in full force and effect from and after 

its passage. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on a petition for a pro- 
hibition district in the territory bounded 
by Argyle street, Southport avenue, 
Winona street, Evanston avenue, C'a- 
talpa avenue, Magnolia avenue, Bryn 
Mawr avenue and Clark street, deferred 
and published November 1, 1909, page 
1548. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the 
said report and to pass the ordinance 
submitted therewith, as amended No- 
vember 15, 1909, page 1738. 

Aid. Cermak moved to recommit the 
said report. 

Aid. Dunn moved to lay on the table 
the motion to recommit. 

The motion to lay on the table was lost 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, 
Evans, Fulton, Finn, Stewart, Thomson, 
Dunn, Lipps, Blencoe, Kearns, Rea, Fish- 
er, Forsberg — 20. 

Nays — Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
Emerson, Egan, Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Cermak, Zimmer, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 



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Powers, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Baul- 
er, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, 
Reinberg, Clancy, Capp, Littler, Golom- 
biewski, Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, No- 
lan, Ryan, Clark — 42. 

By the consent of the Council, Aid. 
Cermak thereupon withdrew the motion 
to recommit. 

The question being put on the motion 
to concur in the report and to pass the 
ordinance submitted therewith, as amend- 
ed, the motion was lost by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Pringle, Foreman, Mc- 
Coid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Thom- 
son, Dunn, Lipps, Blencoe, Littler, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Forsberg — 22. 

Nays — Harding, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, Scully, 
Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zimmer, Lu- 
cas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, 
Bowler, Powers, Clettenberg, Bauler, 
Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Rein- 
berg, Clancy, Capp, Golombiewski, Muel- 
ler, Burns, Mclnerney, Nolan, Ryan, 
Clark— 40. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Dunn pre- 
sented an ordinance identical with the 
ordinance last voted upon, as amended, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on License/ 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an ordinance 
amending Section 3 of an ordinance re- 
lating to the licensing of vehicles 
("Wheel Tax"), as amended, to include 
motor-cycles and motor tricycles, de- 
ferred and published December 6, 1909, 
page 1935. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the said ordinance, as 
recommended therein. 



ordinance, as printed on page 1935 of 
the Journal, by striking out the follow- 
ing language: "motor-cycles or motor- 
tricycles .... 5.00" and by inserting in 
lieu thereof the following language : "mo- 
tor-cycles or motor tricycles.... 2.50". 

Aid. Dixon moved to amend the said 
amendment by striking therefrom the 
figures "2.50" and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the figures "10.00". 

The motion to amend the amendment 
prevailed. 

The question being put on the adop- 
tion of the amendment, as amended, the 
motion prevailed. 

Aid. Nolan moved to amend the said 
ordinance further as follows: 

Amend the said ordinance further by 
inserting after the word "buses" appear- 
ing in the last line of the table of rates 
contained in "Section 3," the following 
language: "Automobile delivery wag- 
ons used for light delivery and for con- 
veying loads of less . than one ton in 
weight 15.00". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 



Aid. Dunn moved to 
dinance, as amended. 



pass the said or- 



The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance, as amended, was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 



Aid. Nolan moved to amend the said Nays — !None 



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The following- is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 3 of an ordinance re- 
lating to the licensing of vehicles, as 
amended. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 3 of an ordi- 
nance passed by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago on February 3, 1908, as 
amended April 26, 1909, be and the same 
is hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows : 

"Section 3. That the license fees 
to be paid annually to the City Col- 
lector shall be as follows : 

One-horse wagon or vehicle $ 5.00 

Two-horse wagon or vehicle .... 10.00 
Three-horse wagon or vehicle.. 15.00 
Four-horse wagon or vehicle. . . . 25.00 
Six-or-more-horse wagon or ve- 
hicle 35.00 

Motor-cycles or motor tricycles. 10.00 
Automobiles with seats for one 

or two persons 12.00 

Automobiles with seats for more 
than two persons, exclusive of 
trucks, coaches and buses .... 20.00 
Automobile trucks, coaches and 

buses 30.00 

Automobile delivery wagons used 
for light delivery and for con- 
veying loads of less than one 

ton in weight 15.00 

"All such licenses shall expire on 
the thirtieth day of April following the 
date of issue, and when issued for a 
period of less than one year, the fee 
to be paid for the unexpired license 
period shall be the proportionate part 
of the annual rate fixed by the ordi- 
nance, but no fee shall be less than one- 
fourth of the annual rate. 

"All revenues derived from such li- 
cense fee shall be kept as a separate 
fund and used only for paying the cost 
and expenses of street or alley im- 
provement or repair." 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an order directing 
the City Collector not to collect license 
fees from peddlers of bottled beer, and a 
resolution adopted by the Independent 
Bottle Beer Dealers' Association concern- 
ing the collection of such fees (referred 
May 10, 1909, page 285), deferred and 
published December 6, 1909, page 1936. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re-. 
port and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith, amending certain sections of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 
of 1905 concerning dealers in malt 
liquors. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend Sections 1356, 1359, 1360 and 
1361 of Chapter 36 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905 re- 
lating to liquors. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Sections 1356, 1359, 



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1360 and 1361 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905 be and the same 
are hereby amended to read as follows: 

1356. Fee.) Upon compliance with 
the foregoing section and payment to 
the City Collector of an annual license 
fee of five hundred dollars, or, if ap- 
plication be made after the month of 
May of any year, then upon payment 
of a sum bearing the same ratio to 
the sum required for the whole year 
as the remaining number of months 
of the term for which the license is 
granted (inclusive of the month in 
which application is made) bears to 
the whole number of months in the 
year, any such applicant shall be en- 
titled to a license, signed by the Mayor 
and attested by the City Clerk, to carry 
on so much of the business of a brewer 
or distiller within the city as may 
be stated in the application therefor; 
provided, no bretcer having the license 
herein prescribed shall sell or offer for 
sale or deliver any malt liquor in quan- 
tities of six gallons or less at a time', 
at any place icithin the city other than 
at regular licensed saloons or dram- 
shops, or to persons authorized to deal 
in malt liquors, unless such breioer 
shall comply with the ordinances regu- 
lating ivholesale malt liquor dealers. 

1359. License — Definition.) No per- 
son or corporation shall within the city 
sell or offer for sale any malt liquor 
in quantities of one gallon or more, 
at a time, without having first ob- 
tained, as hereinafter provided, a li- 
cense so to do for such place of busi- 
ness where such malt liquor shall be 
sold or offered for sale, or for all 
wagons run for the purpose of such 
selling or offering for sale without 
any fixed place ' of business therefor. 
But no brewer who has taken out a 
license as such from the city and who 
sells only malt liquor of his own pro- 
duction, shall be required to obtain 
the license herein prescribed, on ac- 
count of such sales, unless such sales 



are made by such brewer in quantities 
of six gallons or less at any place with- 
in the city other than at regular li- 
censed saloons or dramshops or to per- 
sons authorized to deal in malt liq- 
uors. The selling or offering for sale 
within said city of any malt liquor 
in quantities as aforesaid, by a grocer 
or bottler, shall be held to be covered 
by this Article, and no grocer or bot- 
tler shall sell or offer for sale in said 
city any malt liquor in quantities as 
aforesaid without obtaining a license 
so to do under this Article. Selling or 
delivery wagons run by any vendor in 
connection with any place of business 
where malt liquors shall be sold or 
offered or kept for sale in quantities 
as aforesaid shall be included in and 
covered by the license for such place 
of business, and wagons run by a ven- 
dor without a fixed place of business 
shall be covered by a license specifically 
therefor. 

1360. Application — Bond.) Any 
person or corporation desiring to en- 
gage in the business of selling malt 
liquor in ' quantities of one gallon or 
more at a time, shall file with the 
Mayor an application containing the 
full name of the applicant, the busi- 
ness carried on or proposed to be car- 
ried on by the applicant, the location 
of the place or places of business for 
which a license is desired, and if the 
applicant has no fixed place of busi- 
ness the place of residence of such ap- 
plicant, and the number of selling or de- 
livery wagons run in connection there- 
with; and the applicant shall also file 
with the application a bond in the sum 
of five hundred dollars, with good and 
sufficient sureties to be approved by 
the City Collector, conditioned for com- 
pliance with the provisions of this 
Article. Upon the filing of such ap- 
plication and bond, and the payment of 
the license fee hereinafter prescribed, 
any such applicant shall be entitled to 
a license, signed by the Mayor and at- 



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tested by the City Clerk, to carry on 
within the city the business of whole- 
sale malt liquor dealer. 

1361. Fees.) There shall be paid in 
advance to the City Collector for each 
and every license hereunder, for the sale 
of malt liquors in quantities of not 
less than one nor more than six gal- 
lons at a time, the sum of fifty dollars 
per annum; and there shall be paid in 
advance to the City Collector for each 
and every license hereunder for the 
sale of malt liquors in quantities of 
more than six gallons at a time, the 
sum of five hundred dolla-rs per annum. 

Provided, that if application be made 
after the month of May in any year, 
the sum required to be paid shall bear 
the same ratio to the sum required 
for the full year, that the number of 
months remaining (inclusive of the 
month in which application is made) 
bears to the whole number of months 
in the year. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 



Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License, deferred and pub- 
lished December 6, 1909, page 1946, rec- 
ommending the passage of the ordinance 
therewith submitted, amending certain 
sections of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905, concerning amuse- 
ments. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to pass the said or- 
dinance. 

After debate, Aid. Dixon moved to 
postpone consideration of the . said re- 
port and ordinance until 10:30 o'clock, 
A. M., Friday, December 17, 1909. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pringle moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 



mittee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light 
on an ordinance amending Sections 717, 
718 and 719 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, concerning the; i 
storage of oils, deferred and published 
November 15, 1909, page 1703, and 
amended November 29, 1909, and made 
a special order of business for December 
13, 1909. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pringle moved to amend the sub- 1 
stitute ordinance submitted with the said 
report, as follows: 

Amend "Section 718" of said ordi- 
nance, as printed, by striking out from 
lines twenty and twenty-one of said sec- ; 
tion the words "ten, or less than ten and 
more than two gallons" and by inserting 
in lieu thereof the words 'ten gallons or 
less." 1 

Also amend said section by striking 
out from the last four lines of the first 
paragraph of said Section the words 
"strong cans which shall be provided 
with screw caps or covers by means of 
which such cans may be made air tight" | 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the | 
words "safety cans made of not less than 
24-gauge galvanized iron with opening l 
or openings protected by self-closing 



Amend "Section 719' of said ordi- 
nance by striking out the word "tops" 
from line sixteen in the left-hand col- 
umn of page 1706 of the Council Pro- 
ceedings and by inserting in lieu thereof 
the word "top". 

Also amend said section by striking out 
the period after the words "Commission- 
er of Public Works" at the end of the 
paragraph in the left-hand column of 
page 1706 and then adding the words 
"and if said tanks are located under 
ground, they shall not be covered up un- 
til the Commissioner of Public Works 
has inspected them and found that the 
tanks and their equipment comply with 
the provisions of this Section and until 
said Commissioner has issued a certifi- 






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cate to that effect to the owner of such 
tanks." 

Amend "Section 719a" of said ordi- 
nance by striking out from the second 
and third lines of said section in the 
right-hand column of page 1706 the 
words "or his. accredited representative". 

Also amend said section by striking 
out from the fourth line thereof the 
word "tanks". 

Also amend said section by striking 
out from the eighth line thereof the 
words "every three months" and by in- 
serting in lieu thereof the words "each 
year". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Pringle moved to pass the said 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance, as amended, was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, 'Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lapps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Grolombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Article XXIV. of Chapter 15 
of the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Article XXIV. of 
Chapter 15 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905 be and the same 
is hereby amended by amending Sections 



717, 718 and 719 of said Article and 
by adding to said Article a new section 
to be known as Section 719a, said amend- 
ed sections and said new section to read 
as follows: 

717. Storage of Crude Petroleum 
and Fuel Oil.) It shall be unlawful 
for any person, firm or corporation 
to keep or store crude petroleum or 
fuel oil upon or in any building, 
structure, or premises within the City 
of Chicago in any quantity exceeding 
ten gallons (except in such a build- 
ing or structure as is provided for in 
Section 716 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905), either above 
or under the surface of the ground, 
unless the following provisions are 
complied with. 

The tanks for the storage of such 
petroleum or fuel oil shall be made of 
metal of sufficient gauge and tensile 
strength for the purpose for which 
they are to be used. All portions of 
such 'tanks are to be riveted together 
and shall be made liquid tight. Every 
such tank shall have a manhole and 
shall be equipped with adequate ven- 
tilating or safety devices. 

No tanks other than those located 
in buildings constructed under the 
provisions of Section 716 of this Arti- 
cle, whether placed above or below the 
surface of the ground, shall have a 
building or structure of any kind what- 
soever over or above the same; pro- 
vided, however, that if any such tank 
be located near a railroad track or 
manufactory or place where sparks are 
likely to fall and it is desired, in order 
to obviate such danger, to construct 
over such tank a shed or shelter, such 
shed or shelter may be constructed of 
incombustible material only, upon a 
permit in writing therefor being issued 
by the Commissioner of Buildings; and 
such permit shall only be issued if it 
shall be shown that such shed or shel- 
ter is necessary and upon the express 
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shall be used for no other purpose 
than affording protection or shelter 
and shall not be used for storage, 
manufacturing, residence, office or any 
other purpose whatsoever. 

Where any such storage tank or any 
portion thereof is erected or main- 
tained upon or above the surface of the 
ground and is situated less than fifty 
feet from any other building or struct- 
ure other than tbe buildings or struct- 
ures upon the premises wherein such 
crude petroleum or fuel oil is to be 
used or stored, such tank shall be 
separated from any such building or 
structure by an inclosing wall of brick, 
stone or concrete; such wall shall be 
not less than five feet high and in no 
case shall it be less than two feet 
higher than the top of the tank which 
it is designed to separate from such 
building or structure. If such wall 
be ten feet high or less it shall be at 
least twelve inches in thickness, and 
four inches in thickness shall be .added 
for every additional ten feet or major 
fraction thereof of height added to 
such wall. Such wall shall entirely 
surround or inclose such tank; pro- 
vided, however, that an opening may 
be constructed in such enclosing wall 
to permit access to the tank. Such 
opening shall contain a liquid-tight 
door made of incombustible material, 
either sliding or opening inward and 
of sufficient strength to resist any 
pressure which may be brought to bear 
on such door by the bursting of the 
tank enclosed in such wall. 

When any tank for the storage of 
crude petroleum or fuel oil is placed 
beneath the surface of the ground out- 
side of buildings, such tank shall not 
contain more than sixty-five hundred 
(6,500) gallons, and it shall be con- 
structed, drained, vented and supplied 
with safety appliances and devices ac- 
cording to the provisions for outside 
underground tanks in Section 719 of 
this Article. 



All such tanks and walls described 
in this section shall be constructed 
in accordance with plans and specifica- 
tions which shall have been submitted 
to and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings. 

718. Storage of Oils.) It shall be 
unlawful for any person, firm or cor- 
poration to keep or store any gasoline, 
naphtha, benzine, camphine, carbon oil, 
spirit gas, burning fluid, spirits of tur- 
pentine, or coal, rock or earth oil (ex- 
cept crude petroleum and fuel oil as 
provided for in the preceding section, 
and except such refined oils as will 
stand the test of one hundred and 
fifty degrees Fahrenheit, according to 
the method known as the method of 
John Tagliabue), upon or in any build- 
ing, structure or premises, in any 
quantity exceeding ten gallons within 
the City of Chicago, except in such a 
building or structure as is provided for 
in Section 716, or in such tanks as are 
provided for in Section 719 of this 
Article, and where ten gallons or less 
of any such gasoline, naphtha, ben- 
zine, camphine, carbon oil, spirit gas, 
burning fluid, spirits of turpentine, or 
coal, rock or earth oil are kept in any 
building or structure within the City, 
they must be kept in safety cans made 
of not less than 24-gauge galvanized 
iron with opening or openings pro- 
tected by self-closing stops. 

No gas, candle, oil or other like 
artificial light or lighted stove, gas 
grate or other open flame of any kind 
whatsoever shall be allowed within 
fifteen feet of any receptacle or re- 
ceptacles containing any of the oils or 
fluids mentioned in this Article while 
located, kept or stored in the cans pro- 
vided for in the preceding paragraph 
of this section. 

719. Tanks for Storage of Oils.) 
Any person, firm or corporation de- 
siring to use any space underneath the 
surface of the ground, or underneath 
any building in the City of Chicago, 



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for the construction, maintenance or 
use of any tank thereunder for the 
storage of any one or more of the oils 
or fluids mentioned in the preceding 
section, shall first obtain a permit so 
to do from the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, and 
no such permit shall be issued with- 
out first being approved by the Com- 
missioner of Buildings and the Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago, and 
said permit may be revoked by the 
Commissioner of Public Works at any 
time. 

Applications for such permits shall 
be in writing, stating specifically the 
location, the space desired to be used, 
the length, breadth and depth, together 
with the measurement in feet from the 
surface of the ground to the top of 
such tank and shall contain the plans 
and specifications for the construction 
of said tank, its connections, fittings, 
openings and safety appliances. 

Tanks for the storage of any one 
or more of the oils or fluids mentioned 
in the preceding section (with the ex- 
ceptions therein provided) may be 
built outside of buildings under the 
surface of the ground. Such tanks 
shall contain not to exceed one thou- 
sand (1,000) gallons each, and shall 
be not less than No. 7 U. S. gauge 
steel either galvanized or coated with 
rust-proof paint; shall be riveted, sol- 
dered, calked and coated on the out- 
side with tar or other rust-resisting 
material; shall have no openings or 
pipe connections except on the tops 
thereof; shall not be connected, either 
directly or indirectly with any public 
or private sewer, drain or catchbasin 
in the City of Chicago and shall be 
placed so that there shall be a space 
of not less than two feet between the 
top of the same and the surface of thf 
ground. All pipes leading to or from 
said tank shall be galvanized wrought 
iron with heavy galvanized cast iron 
or brass fittings, protected against 



injury, and so laid that the contents 
therof shall drain back to said tank, 
which tank shall be so placed that the 
top thereof shall be lower than the level 
of the lowest pipe in the building used 
in connection therewith, and said tank 
shall be so placed that no artificial 
light shall be required while filling. 
Each tank shall be provided with iron 
vent-pipe not less than one and one- 
half inches in diameter, connected with 
the top of such tank and provided 
with a screen of thirty mesh brass wire 
at or near the tank connection, and 
said vent-pipe shall be carried up to 
the outer air at least four feet higher 
than the roof of any building which 
is within thirty ( 30 ) feet of such tank, 
and shall terminate in a goose-neck 
covered with a brass wire screen of 
one-sixteenth inch mesh. If there is 
no building within thirty (30) feet 
of such tank, said vent-pipe shall ex- 
tend not less than ten feet above the 
ground. Said tanks and the installa- 
tion thereof shall be subject to the 
supervision and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and if 
said tanks are located under ground, 
they shall not be covered up until the 
Commissioner of Public Works has in- 
spected them and found that the tanks 
and their equipment comply with the 
provisions of this Section and until 
said Commissioner has issued a certifi- 
cate to that effect to the owner of 
such tanks. 

Tanks for the storage of one or more 
of the oils or fluids mentioned in the 
preceding section, containing an ag- 
gregate of not more than two hundred 
sixty (260) gallons may be built un- 
derneath buildings. Every such tank 
shall be enclosed by a casing of con- 
crete at least six inches in thickness, 
and when so constructed the top of 
such tank shall be at least two feet 
below the surface of the basement floor, 
which shall be constructed of con- 
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thick. Such tanks shall comply in- 
all other respects with the provisions, 
conditions and requirements of the 
preceding paragraph of this section; 
provided, however, that no such tank 
shall be constructed underneath any 
building any part of which is used for 
residence, hotel or lodging purposes. 
The filling pipes of tanks installed 
underneath buildings, as provided in 
this paragraph, must terminate out- 
side of the outer wall of said build- 
ings in an iron box which must be 
provided with a locked iron cover. The 
filling and vent-pipes of such tanks 
must be run under the concrete base- 
ment floor until they reach the out- 
side of the outer wall of said build- 
ings. 

All such tanks mentioned in this sec- 
tion must be supplied with pumps for 
the removal of the contents thereof, 
which have been approved by the Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago. 

719a. Inspection.) It shall be the 
duty of the Fire Marshal to inspect 
all buildings and equipments au- 
thorized by the provisions of this 
Article, and the premises upon which 
the same may be located, at least once 
each year, and as much oftener as 
the said Fire Marshal may deem 
necessary for the purpose of en- 
forcing the provisions of this Article 
and of compelling all persons, firms 
and corporations owning, maintaining 
or operating such buildings, tanks, 
equipments and premises to keep, main- 
tain and operate the same in a safe 
manner and in accordance with the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago. Such 
buildings, tanks and premises shall be 
open at all times to such inspection 
and also to the inspection of other 
accredited officers of the City. 
Section 2. Nothing in the provisions 
of this ordinance shall be construed as 
repealing any of the provisions of an 
ordinance for the storage of gasoline in 
the alleys of the City, passed by the 



City Council, March 11, 1907, pages 3459 
to 3461, inclusive, of Council Proceedings 
of that date. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in g 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 

Aid. Pringle moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light on 
an ordinance amending an ordinance 
passed March 30, 1906, concerning the 
licensing and regulating of the manu- \ 
facture and sale of acetylene gas, de- 
ferred and published December 6, 1909, 
page 1953. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pringle moved to concur in the 
report and pass the substitute ordinance 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
substitute ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Fdchert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Regulating the generation, compression, 

storage, transportation, sale and use of 

acetylene gas. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Liquid Acetylene.) The 
manufacture, transportation, storage, 



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sale or use of liquified acetylene is ab- 
solutely prohibited within the corporate 
limits of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. Generation of Acetylene 
Gas.) No person, firm or corporation 
shall generate acetylene gas in any form 
of generator, holder, container or asso- 
ciated apparatus unless the same shall 
be provided with water . seals, safety 

valves or other automatic appliances 
which will limit the pressure of acety- 
lene gas in the generator to fifteen 

(15) pounds to the square inch at 70 
degrees F. All such generating appara- 
tus shall bear the trade name and the 
name of the manufacturer. 

Section 3. License Required.) No 
person, firm or corporation shall engage 
in the business of collecting or com- 
pressing acetylene gas at any pressure 
in excess of fifteen (15) pounds to the 
square inch, or of selling or distributing 
acetylene gas under pressure, as pro- 
vided for in Section 8 of this ordinance, 
unless such person, firm or corporation 
shall have first procured a license so to 
do, as hereinafter provided. 

Section 4. Applications.) Any per- 
son, firm or corporation desiring a license 
to collect or compress acetylene gas at a 
pressure in excess of fifteen (15) pounds 
to the square inch, or to sell or dis- 
tribute acetylene gas under pressure, as 
provided for in Section 8 of this ordi- 
nance, shall make a written application 
to the City Collector, which shall state 
the name and address of the applicant 
and the location and description of the 
building or buildings in which such busi- 
ness is to be carried on. Such applica- 
tion shall be referred to the City Elec- 
trician who shall make or cause to be 
made an investigation, and if the loca- 
tion, buildings, premises, machinery and 
equipment comply with the provisions of 
this ordinance he shall recommend that 
the license be issued as hereinafter pro- 
vided. 

Section 5. Issuance of License — Li- 
cense Period.) Upon compliance with 



the foregoing section and the payment 
to the City Collector of the license fee 
hereinafter provided the Mayor shall 
issue or cause to be issued a license to 
such applicant authorizing the licensee 
to carry on the business specified at the 
place named therein for and during the 
term of the license. Every such license 
shall expire on the first day of January 
after its issuance, shall be non-trans- 
ferable and shall be good only at the 
location therein named. 

Section 6. License Fees.) The fee 
for a license to collect or compress 
acetylene gas in excess of fifteen (15) 
pounds to the square inch shall be one 
hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) per 
year or any unexpired portion thereof. 
The fee for a license to sell or distribute 
acetylene gas under pressure, as pro- 
vided for in Section 8 of this ordinance, 
shall be five dollars ($5.00) per year or 
any unexpired portion thereof. 

Section 7. Location and Character of 
Building.) Every building in which 
acetylene gas is collected or compressed 
at a pressure exceeding fifteen (15) 
pounds to the square inch shall be fire- 
proof throughout and shall be used for 
no other purpose. No such building 
shall be located nearer than two hundred 
and fifty feet at its nearest point to 
any other building or structure or to any 
public highway. No room in any such 
building shall have therein any open 
artificial 'light, and every room must be 
properly ventilated. No room shall be 
artificially heated other than by steam 
or hot water, and no open fire or flame 
shall be permitted in any such room. 
Provision must -be made for the deposit 
outside the building of the residuum of 
calcium carbide, and this residuum must 
not be discharged into any drain or 
sewer. 

Section 8. Compression — Storage in 
Tanks.) The transportation, storage, 
distribution, sale and use of acetylene 
gas compressed to a pressure of more 
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the square inch at 70 degrees F. is pro- 
hibited within the city limits. 

No person, firm or corporation shall 
transport, store, distribute, sell or use 
acetylene gas at any pressure greater 
than fifteen (15) pounds to the square 
inch at 70 degrees F., unless such 
acetylene gas is dissolved in acetone or 
other safe and effective solvent and 
simultaneously absorbed in porous ma- 
terial and confined in steel cylinders, 
tanks or receptacles of standard and 
safe design, construction and equipment, 
as hereinafter provided, under which con- 
ditions acetylene gas may be trans- 
ported, stored, sold, distributed and used 
under pressure of not to exceed two hun- 
dred fifty (250) pounds to the square 
inch at 70 degrees F. 

Section 9. Construction of Tanks 
and Cylinders.) Tanks or cylinders for 
storing acetylene gas under compression, 
as specified in the foregoing section, 
must be made of seamless steel, steel 
brazed and riveted, or any other safe 
and standard type of construction. Such 
tanks or cylinders shall not rupture 
below a pressure of twelve hundred 
(1200) pounds to the square inch, shall 
not be strained beyond the point of use- 
fulness at a pressure of six hundred 
(600) pounds to the square inch, and 
shall be tested at the factory at a pres- 
sure of five hundred (500) pounds to 
the square inch. Such tanks must be 
absolutely gas and water tight at the 
test pressure. Where threaded fittings 
are provided the length of the thread 
must be equal to the diameter of the 
opening. Each tank or cylinder must be 
provided with an opening to which a 
gauge for ascertaining the correct pres- 
sure of the gas may be attached, and 
where the design is such as to admit 
the mounting of a gauge, the gauge 
shall form a part of the tank or cylinder. 
Each such tank or cylinder shall be 
equipped with one or more fusible safety 
plugs which shall release at a tempera- 
ture of not to exceed three hundred 



(300) degrees F. Each such tank or 
cylinder' shall be filled with asbestos, 
mineral wool or other similar material 
which has been approved by the City . 
Electrician. Specifications covering the 
detailed construction of these tanks or 
cylinders, with a sample tank or cylin- 
der, shall be submitted to the City Elec- 
trician for his approval and the speci- 
fications shall be kept on file in his of- 
fice. It shall be unlawful for any per- 
son, firm or corporation to give away, 
loan, rent or sell any such tanks or 
cylinders to be used for the purpose of 
storing acetylene gas under compression, 
as herein provided, unless they are built 
and constructed in compliance with the 
provisions of this ordinance as deter- 
mined by the City Electrician. The City 
Electrician shall have the power to test 
or have tested any such tank or cylinder ! 
at any time in order to ascertain 
whether this ordinance is being obeyed. 
Each such tank or cylinder containing 
acetylene gas under compression shall 
bear the name of the manufacturer 
thereof and also the name of the person, 
firm or corporation that has compressed 
the gas therein contained. 

Section 10. Storage of Cylinders or 
Tanks.) The storage and installation 
for use or distribution of tanks contain- 
ing acetylene gas under compression,, 
when such tanks are greater in number 
than twenty-five, shall be in fireproof 
buildings or in fireproof vaults or rooms. 
Such buildings, vaults or rooms shall be 
used for no other purpose and shall con- 
tain no open flame for heating or light- 
ing purposes, and must be so arranged 
as to insure good ventilation to the out- 
side of the building. 

Such tanks or cylinders from ten to- 
twenty-five in number may be stored in 
buildings or rooms which are not fire- 
proof, provided such tanks or cylinders 
are stored in fireproof boxes or re- 
ceptacles equipped with self-closing cov- 
ers; provided, further, that such boxes 
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from other lines of stock or merchandise 
and are arranged for ventilation to the 
outside of the building. Such tanks or 
cylinders less than ten in number, pro- 
viding they are intended for immediate 
use, may be kept in buildings, stores or 
rooms without complying with the fore- 
going storage requirements. 

Section 11. It shall be the duty of 
the City Electrician to enforce the pro- 
visions of this ordinance; he shall have 
the power to make or cause to be made 
all investigations, inspections and tests 
which are necessary to enforce the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and all build- 
ings, rooms, premises and equipments 
mentioned and referred to in the provi- 
sions of this ordinance shall be open at 
all times to inspection, investigation and 
tests by the City Electrician or his duly 
authorized representatives. 

• Section 12. Any license which may 
be granted under the provisions of this 
ordinance may, upon recommendation of 
the City Electrician or otherwise, be re- 
voked by the Mayor for the violation of 
any of the provisions of this ordinance 
or for the violation of any other ordi- 
nance concerning the matters covered by 
this ordinance or for any other good and 
sufficient cause. 

Section 13. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration violating or refusing to comply 
with the provisions of this ordinance 
shall be fined not less than twenty-five 
dollars ($25.00) nor more than One Hun- 
dred Dollars ($100.00) for each offense. 
A separate and distinct offense shall be 
held to have been committed each day 
any person, firm or corporation violates 
or fails to comply with the provisions of 
this ordinance. 

Section 14. An ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance licensing and regulating 
the compression and storage of acetylene 
gas", passed March 30, 1906, page 3314 
Council Proceedings, is hereby repealed. 

Section 15. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
January 1, 1910. 



Aid. Pringle moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light on 
a communication from the Mayor con- 
cerning the inspection of electric meters, 
deferred and published December 6, 1909, 
page 1956. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pringle moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance submitted 
therewith, amending Article I of Chap- 
ter 22 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



I 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Article 1 of Chapter 22 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of 1905, as 
amended July 17, 1908, and further 
amended December 14, 1908. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Article 1 of Chapter 
22 of the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905 as amended July 17, 1908, 
and further amended December 14, 1908, 
be and the same is hereby amended, by 
amending Sections 800 and 803 of said 
article and by adding to said article 
new sections, to be known as Sections 
814a, 814b, 814c, 814d, 814e, 814f, 814g 



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and 814h, said amended sections and said 
new sections to read as follows: 

800. Department Established.) There 
shall be established an executive depart- 
ment of the municipal government of 
the city, which shall be known as the 
Department of Electricity, and which 
shall include a City Electrician, an As- 
sistant City Electrician, a Superintend- 
ent of Construction, a Secretary, one 
Chief Inspector, one Inspector of Elec- 
tric Meters and such other assistants 
and employes as the City Council may 
by ordinance provide. 

803. Powers— Co-operation With Fire 
Marshal and Superintendent of Police — 
Subordinate Officers.) He shall have the 
management of the fire alarm telegraph 
and police telephone systems, of munici- 
pal lighting, of the inspection of electric 
meters, of the inspection of all electric 
wiring within the city, both inside of 
buildings and above, beneath and upon 
the surface of the streets, and of all 
electrical matters in which the city is 
interested, and shall appoint, in accord- 
ance with law, all subordinate officers 
and assistants in his department. 

Provided that the Fire Marshal shall 
have control of all fire alarm operators, 
and all matters pertaining to the actual 
operation of the fire alarm telegraph 
and the location of call boxes. 

All other operators, including the pres- 
ent chief of construction of the fire 
alarm telegraph, who at present are or 
who may hereafter be members of the 
fire department, shall be detailed for 
duty by the Fire Marshal to the City 
Electrician, and this article shall in no 
way be construed as separating them 
from said Fire Department. 

And, provided, also, that in all mat- 
ters pertaining to the operation of the 
electrical service of the Police Depart- 
ment, the said City Electrician shall 
consult with the Superintendent of Po- 
lice, and in case of a disagreement in 
any of said matters between said City 
Electrician and said Superintendent of 



Police, the Mayor is hereby given the 
power to decide such matters of differ- 
ence. 

All subordinate officers, assistants, 
clerks and employes in said department 
shall be subject to such rules and regu- 
lations as shall be prescribed from time 
to time by said City Electrician. 

814a. Duty to Test Meters.) It shall 
be the duty of the City Electrician or his 
duly authorized representative, upon 
request of any person, firm or corpora- 
tion to whom electricity shall be sup- 
plied (and who shall hereafter be re- 
ferred to herein as the "consumer") by 
any person, firm or corporation engaged 
in the business of supplying electricity, 
to examine and test any meter furnished 
to such consumer by such person, firm or 
corporation, and used for the purpose of 
measuring electricity supplied to such 
consumer at a pressure of 600 volts or 
less by such person, firm or corporation. 
Such inspection to be made substantially 
in accordance with the following require- 
ments : 

Any person, firm or corporation desir- 
ing the inspection of any electric meter 
within the city as provided for in this 
ordinance, shall accompany the applica- 
tion for such inspection with a fee as 
hereinafter prescribed which shall be 
paid to the City Collector, and for which 
such applicant shall obtain a receipt 
from the City Collector, showing such 
payment, which receipt shall describe the 
location of the electric meter to be in- 
spected and its rated capacity, and shall 
contain the name of the person, firm or 
corporation for whose benefit said elec- 
tric meter was installed. Said receipt 
when presented to said City Electrician 
shall be his authority for making the in- 
spection herein provided for. 

Before making such inspection or test, 
the City Electrician shall give notice in 
writing to the consumer making applica- 
tion therefor, and also to the person, 
firm or corporation whose meter is about 
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notice the time when and place where 
such inspection or test of such meter is 
to be made. Such notices shall be mailed 
at least forty-eight hours before the 
time set for the inspection of such meter. 
The notice sent to the consumer shall be 
addressed to the premises described in 
the application for inspection and where- 
in the meter to be inspected is installed. 
The notice to the person, firm or cor- 
poration supplying electricity and whose 
meter is to be inspected, shall be ad- 
dressed to the principal office of such 
person, firm or corporation in the City 
of Chicago. The inspection of any such 
meter shall be made by the City Elec- 
trician or his duly authorized agent at 
the place where the meter is installed 
and in place, and such inspection shall be • 
made in such a manner as to thoroughly 
test such meter, for the purpose of ascer- 
taining whether it registers correctly 
under the applicant's usual conditions of 
use of electricity furnished by the per- 
son, firm or corporation whose meter 
is to be inspected. 

814b. Standard Meters.) There shall 
be maintained and kept at all times in 
the office of the City Electrician, pri- 
mary standard instruments for the meas- 
surement of electro-motive force and cur- 
rent for both alternating current and di- 
rect current, which instruments shall 
be accurate to within one tenth (1-10) 
of one per cent (1%) when compared 
with the standards of the United States 
Bureau of Standards, and it shall be the 
duty of said City Electrician to have all 
such instruments tested, sealed and cer- 
tified by the United States Bureau of 
Standards, at least once every six 
months. The primary instruments so 
maintained and kept shall be used as 
standards for the purpose of checking 
the working standards used by said City 
Electrician. 

814c. When Meter Deemed Accurate.) 
Any electric meter inspected or tested by 
said City Electrician under and in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of this ordi- 



nance shall be deemed accurate if it reg- 
isters not to exceed four per cent (4%) 
above or below the reading of the work- 
ing standard. Every meter tested or in- 
spected under or in accordance with the 
provisions of this ordinance shall be 
tested for the purpose of ascertaining 
its accuracy on "light load," "average 
load," and "full load" of said meter. 
The term "light load" shall mean a load 
equivalent to ten per cent (10%) of the 
rated capacity of the meter; "average 
load" shall be a load equivalent to any 
load between forty per cent (40%) and 
fifty per cent (50%) of the rated capa- 
city of the meter, and "full load" shall 
be a load equivalent to any load between 
eighty per cent (80%) and one hundred 
per cent (100%) of the rated capacity 
of the meter. 

Whenever a meter inspected or tested 
under and in accordance with the provi- 
sions of this ordinance shall be found by 
the City Electrician to be inaccurate, as 
herein defined, such meter shall be accu- 
rately adjusted by the person, firm or 
corporation installing or using same, so 
as to make it accurate within the. limits 
herein defined; and if in the opinion of 
the City Electrician said meter cannot 
be made accurate within the limits as so 
defined, then the City Electrician shall 
have the power to compel the installa- 
tion of another meter in lieu of the one 
found to be inaccurate. 

814d. When Meter Deemed Incorrect.) 
Whenever any meter shall be inspected 
or tested under the preceding section a 
test reading of such meter shall be made 
at its usual average load, if such load 
can be determined, and if such load can 
not be determined, then it shall be tested 
at its "normal load" as hereinafter fixed. 
If any such meter shall register to ex- 
ceed four per cent (4%) above or below 
the working standard at the usual or 
"normal load", it shall be deemed incor- 
rect for the purposes of this section. 

The following classification, in per- 
centage of rated capacity, shall be used 






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in determining the "normal load" above 
specified of various meters: 

(A) Eesidence and apartment 
lighting 25% 

(B) Elevator service.. 40% 

(C) Factories (individual drive) 
churches and offices 45% 

(D) Factories (shaft drive) thea- 
tres, clubs, entrances, hallways 

and general store lighting 60% 

(E) Saloons, restaurants, pumps, 
air compressors, ice machines and 
moving picture theatres 70% 

(F) Sign and window lighting 
and blowers 100% 

When a meter is found to be con- 
nected to an installation consisting of 
two or more of the above classes of 
loads, the "normal load" must be ob- 
tained by taking the average of the per- 
centages for the classes so connected. If 
the result of such test at such usual 
or normal load shall show any meter to 
be incorrect as above defined, it shall be 
presumed that such meter was in the 
same condition and incorrect to the same 
degree for a period of not to exceed 
ninety days prior to the date of such 
inspection or test. 

Nothing herein contained, however, 
shall be held to preclude either the con- 
sumer, or the person, firm or corporation 
owning, installing or using such meter, 
from establishing by competent evidence 
the fact that such meter was or was not 
incorrect for a longer or shorter period of 
time than ninety days prior to the date 
of such last inspection. 

Where the result of such inspection 
shows that the meter so inspected is in- 
correct, as herein defined, and such incor- 
rectness shall operate to the disadvan- 
tage of the consumer by causing to be 
registered a greater amount of electricity 
than actually flowed or passed through 
such meter, in such case such consumer 
shall be entitled to a rebate from the 
person, firm or corporation supplying 
him with electricity through such meter, 
such rebate to be based upon the as- 



sumption that such incorrect registration 
existed for a period of ninety days prior 
to the date of said inspection or test; 
Provided, however, that if the consumer 
shall be able to establish the fact that 
such condition existed for a longer period 
than said ninety days, or if the person, 
firm or corporation supplying said eon-i 
sumer shall be able to establish the fact 
that such condition did not exist forj 
so long a period a s said ninety days, 
then, and in either event, the consumer 
shall be entitled to a rebate for such' 
perfod of time as it shall be shown 
such meter registered a greater amount 
of electricity than actually passed 
through the same. 

If the result of the inspection of any 
meter shall show that such meter is 
incorrect, and that such incorrectness 
operated to the disadvantage of the 
person, firm or corporation owning or 
using same by reason of such meter 
registering a smaller amount of elec- 
tricity than actually passed through 
same, in such case such condition shall 
be presumed to have existed for a period 
of not to exceed ninety days prior to 
the date of such inspection, and such 
person, firm or corporation shall be en- 
titled to charge the consumer an amount 
equal to what would have been charged 
had the meter registered correctly, said 
amount to be based upon the assump- 
tion that said meter registered incor- 
rectly in the same degree for a period 
of not exceed ninety days prior to the 
date of such inspection. Provided, how- 
ever, that if the person, firm or corpora- 
tion supplying the electricity shall be 
able to establish the fact that such 
condition existed for a longer period than 
said ninety days, or if the consumer 
shall be able to establish the fact that 
such condition did not exist for so 
long a period as said ninety days, then, 
and in either event, the person, firm or 
corporation supplying the electricity 
shall be entitled to charge said con- 
sumer for such deficiency during the 



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time that said deficiency shall be shown 
to have existed. 

814e. By Whom Fee to be Paid.) If 
the result of any inspection or tests 
made under and in accordance with the 
provisions of this ordinance shall show 
any meter so inspected to' be inaccurate 
or incorrect, as defined herein, on any 
test hereinbefore provided, and to be 
registering a greater amount of elec- 
tricity than passes through the same, 
within the limits fixed herein, the 
amount advanced by the consumer re- 
questing such inspection shall be forth- 
with returned to him, and such in- 
spection or tests shall be made without 
cost or expense of any kind whatsoever 
to such consumer; and in such case the 
fee provided for such inspection or tests 
shall be charged to and paid by the 
person, firm or corporation installing or 
using the meter so found to be inac- 
curate or incorrect. If the result of 
such inspection or tests shall show such 
meter not to be registering a greater 
amount of electricity than passes 
through the same, within the limits 
fixed herein, the expense and cost of 
such inspection or tests shall be paid 
out of the fee required to be advanced 
by the consumer making the application 
for such inspection, and no part of the 
fee so advanced shall in such case be 
returned to such applicant. The cur- 
rent consumed or used in making such 
inspection or tests shall not be charged 
to the account of such consumer. 

The inspection and tests herein pro- 
vided for, to be made by the City 
Electrician, shall be conclusive upon both 
the consumer making application for 
such inspection and tests and the per- 
son, firm or corporation furnishing, in- 
stalling or using such meter. 

814f. Fees.) The following shall be 
the fees charged by the City Electrician 
for the inspection or tests of electric 
meters operating on circuits of 600 volts 
or less as provided for by Section 814a 
hereof, to-wit: 



Amperes, Rated Capacity. Fees. 

10 or less $1.50 

Over 10 but not more than 15.... 2.00 
Over 15 but not more than 25.... 2.50 

Over 25 but not more than 50 3.00 

And for each additional 25 amperes 

or fraction thereof 50 

814g. Records to be Kept.) Said City 
Electrician shall keep a register or reg- 
isters in his office in the City Hall in 
which he shall record the number and 
description of each meter inspected by 
him and the time of such inspection and 
the condition of meter when inspected, 
together with all notices sent or given 
by him and all other proceedings of his 
office in reference thereto. Such records 
shall at all times be open to the inspec- 
tion of the Mayor, any member of the 
City Council, the head of any depart- 
ment or any citizen of the City of Chi- 
cago. 

814h. Monthly and Annual Report.) 
Said City Electrician shall immediately 
after the first of each month prepare 
and submit to the Comptroller a report 
of the number of electric meters in- 
spected during the previous month. Said 
City Electrician shall annually on or 
before the first day of May in each year 
report in writing to the City Council 
the complete transactions of his office 
during the previous year with such other 
information as he may deem necessary 
or the said City Council may require. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
January 1st, 1910. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Local Industries on an ordi- 
nance granting to Boyle Ice "Company 
permission and authority to construct, 
maintain and operate a railroad switch 
track across Cornelia avenue, deferred 
and published December 6, 1909, page 
1961. 
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Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report and pass the said ordinance with 
compensation as fixed by the Commit- 
tee on Compensation. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

Gity of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the Boyle Ice Com- 
pany, a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to construct, maintain and op- 
erate a single railroad switch track 
across Cornelia avenue from a point on 
the north line thereof about two hun- 
dred and fifteen (215) feet west of the 
west line of Seminary avenue to a point 
on the south line thereof- about two 
hundred and forty-five (245) feet west 
of the west line of Seminary avenue, 
as shown in red upon blue print hereto 
attached, which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and this ordinance shall at any time be- 
fore the expiration thereof be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal, and 



in case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and deter- - 
mine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- i 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occu- 
pied by said switch track in good con- 
dition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
said street occupied by said switch track 
to a condition safe for public travel, 
similar to the remaining portion of said 
street in the same block, to the satisfac- 
tion and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. If said grantee shall 
fail to restore said street at the ter- 
mination of said privileges, then the 
work shall be done by the City of Chi- 
cago, and the cost and expense of doing 
such work shall be paid by the said 
grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of sixty-one dollars ($61.00) 
per annum in advance each and every 
year during the life of this ordinance, 
the first payment to be made as of the 
date of the passage of this ordinance 
and each succeeding payment annually 
thereafter. It is hereby . made an ex- 
press provision of this ordinance that 
the privileges herein granted shall ter- 
minate and this ordinance become null 



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and void if said grantee, its successors 
or assigns, shall fail to promptly pay 
any installment of said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority herein 
granted, said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,- 
000.00), with sureties to be approved 
by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordi- 
nance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City 
from or by reason or on account of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason or on account of any act or thing 
done by the grantee herein by virtue of 
the authority herein granted. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
• bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
a written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove mentioned 
shall be filed with the City Clerk with- 
in sixty (60) days of the passage 
hereof. 



Aid. Zimmer moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Local Industries on an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of part 
of alley lying in the block bounded by 
North avenue, Hamlin avenue, Columbia 
street and the right-of-way of the C, 
M. & St. P. Ry. Company (Block 6, Sub- 



division of S. E. %, S. W. 1/4, Section 
35-40-13), deferred and published De- 
cember 6, 1909, page 1962. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report and pass the substitute ordinance 
submitted therewith with compensation 
as fixed by the Committee on Compen- 
sation. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
substitute ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz^ 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
east and west sixteen (16) foot public 
alley north of and adjoining the north 
line of a strip of land fifteen (15) feet 
wide lying west of and adjoining the 
east line of Lot twenty-seven (27) in 
Block six (6) of subdivision of south- 
east quarter (S. E. %) southwest quar- 
ter (S. W. 14), Section thirty-five (35),. 
Township forty (40) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian (except the east half 
(E. y 2 ) of southeast quarter (S. E. 14) 
of said southeast quarter (S. E. %) of 
southwest quarter (S. W. %) of said 
Section thirty-five (35) before-mentioned 
and except railroad) also north of and 
adjoining the north line of Lots six 



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(6), seven (7) and eight (8) in sub- 
division of Lots fourteen (14), fifteen 
(15), sixteen (16), seventeen (17), 
eighteen (18), nineteen (19), twenty- 
five (25), twenty-six (26) and twenty- 
seven (27), except a strip of land fif- 
teen (15) feet wide lying west of and 
adjoining the east line of Lots fourteen 
(14) and twenty-seven (27) in Block 
six (6) of subdivision of southeast 
quarter (S. E. y 4 ) of southwest quarter 
(S. W. 14) of Section thirty-five (35) 
before-mentioned, said part of said alley 
being the east sixty-six and sixteen 
hundredths (66.16) feet more or less 
measured on the south line thereof of 
the east and west public alley in the 
block bounded on the north by Colum- 
bia street, on the south by West North 
avenue, on the east by the right-of-way 
of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
Railroad and on the west by North Ham- 
lin avenue, as colored in red and indi- 
cated by the words "To be vacated" 
upon the plat hereto attached, which 
plat for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance, be and 
the same is hereby vacated and closed, 
inasmuch as said alley is no longer re- 
quired for public use and the public 
interests will be subserved by its vaca- 
tion. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that H. F Winkelman shall within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of two hundred three and forty- 
one one-hundredths ($203.41) dollars 
toward a fund for the payment and sat- 
isfaction of any and all claims for dam- 
ages which may arise from the vacation 
of said portion of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided that H. F. 
Winkelman shall within sixty (60) days 
of the passage of this ordinance file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 



Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- i 
tied copy of this ordinance. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Local Industries on an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of alley 
lying in the block bounded by South 
Campbell avenue, South Western avenue, 
West 17th street and West 18th street 
(Block 2, of Subdivision of Block 1, in 
Walker's Douglas Park Addition to Chi- \ 
cago, S. E. y 4 , Section 24-39-13), de- 
ferred and published December 6, 1909, 
page 1963. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report and pass the substitute ordinance 
submitted therewith, with compensation 
as fixed by the Committee on Compensa- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
substitute ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz,- 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the sixteen 
(16) foot north and south public alley 
west of and adjoining the west line of 
Lots one (1) to eleven (11), both in- 
clusive, except that part of Lots nine 
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for West 18th street in Block two (2) of 
Subdivision of Block one (1) in Walk- 
er's Douglas Park Addition to Chicago 
in the southeast quarter (S. E. %) Sec- 
tion twenty-four (24), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
said alley being all of the north and 
south public alley in the block bounded 
on the north by West 17th street, on 
the south by West 18th street, on the 
east by South Western avenue, and on 
the west by South Campbell avenue, 
as colored in red and indicated by the 
words "To be vacated" on the plat 
hereto attached, which plat for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance, be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that H. W. Caldwell & Son Com- 
pany shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance pay to 
the City of Chicago the sum of eighteen 
hundred sixty-two and fourteen one- 
hundredths ($1,862.14) dollars toward a 
fund for the payment and satisfaction 
of any and all claims for damages which 
may arise from the vacation of said 
alley, and further shall within sixty 
(60) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance deposit with the City of Chicago, 
if necessary, a sum sufficient in the judg- 
ment of the Commissioner of Public 
Works to defray all cost of constructing 
sidewalk and curb across entrances to al- 
ley herein vacated, similar to the side- 
walk and curb in adjoining streets in 
the same block. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject to the conditions 
of Section 2 hereof, provided that said 
H. W. Caldwell & Son Company shall 
within sixty (60) days of the passage 
of this ordinance file for record in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
County, Illinois, a certified copy of this 
ordinance. 



Aid. Zimmer moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Local Industries on an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of alley 
lying in the block bounded by West 20th 
street, West 21st street, South Western 
avenue and the right-of-way of the Col- 
umbus, Chicago and Indiana Central 
Railroad (Block 12, in the Subdivision of 
Blocks 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, of 
Walker's Douglas Park Addition, in S. 
E. %, Section 24-39-13), deferred and 
published December 6, 1909, page 1964. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report and pass the said ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg,' Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
east and west public alley lying north 
of and adjoining the north line of Lots 
seventy-one (71) to eighty-six (86), 
both inclusive, and south of and .ad- 
joining the south line of Lots fifty-five 
(55) to seventy (70), both inclusive, in 
Block twelve (12) in the Subdivision of 
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(12), thirteen (13), fourteen (14) and 
fifteen (15) of Walker's Douglas Park 
Addition in southeast quarter (S. E. 
%) of Section twenty-four (24), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range thir- 
teen (13), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, and being further described as 
all of the east and west public alley in 
the block bounded on the north by West 
20th street, on the south by West 21st 
street, on the east by South Western 
avenue, and on the west by the Chicago 
Terminal Transfer Railroad Company's 
right of way, as colored in red and indi- 
cated by the words "To be vacated" on 
the plat hereto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance, be and the same is 
hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
said alley is no longer needed for public 
use and the public interest will be sub- 
served by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that The Art Wall Paper Mills, a 
corporation, its successors and assigns, 
shall within sixty (60) days of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance pay to the City 
of Chicago the sum of two thousand 
seventy-three and sixty one-hundredths 
($2,073.60) dollars toward a fund for 
the payment and satisfaction of any 
and all claims for damages which may 
arise from the vacation of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force ffom and after 
its passage, subject to the conditions 
of Section 2 hereof, provided The Art 
Wall Paper Mills shall within sixty (60) 
days of the passage of this ordinance 
file for record in the office of the Re- 
corder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois. 



Aid. Harding moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting to 
Julius C. Birck permission and author- 
ity to construct^ maintain and use a 
canopy projecting over the sidewalk in 



front of the building situated at Nos. ' 
1316-18 East 55th street, deferred and 
published November 22, 1909, page 1778. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Harding moved to concur in the 
report and pass the said ordinance with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to Julius C. Birck, 
his heirs, executors and assigns, to con- 
struct, maintain and use a canopy over 
the sidewalk in Fifty-fifth street, ex- 
tending from the building known as 
1316-18 East 55th street, Avhich canopy 
shall be constructed of incombustible- 
material. Said canopy shall not exceed 
thirty-six (36) feet in length nor ex- 
tend more than ten (10) feet beyond 
the face of the building, and the lowest- 
portion of same shall not be less than 
fifteen (15) feet above the surface of 
the sidewalk at that point. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the Com- 









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missioner of Public Works and the Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the Qity 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall be 
issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance is 
subject to amendment, modification or 
repeal at any time, and in case of re- 
peal all privileges hereby given shall 
thereupon cease and determine. In case 
of the termination of the privileges here- 
in granted, by lapse of time or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or 
otherwise, said grantee, his heirs, execu- 
tors or assigns, shall remove said canopy 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago, pro- 
vided that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of said 
grantee, his heirs, executors or assigns, 
to remove said canopy when directed so 
to do, the City of Chicago may proceed 
to remove same and charge the expense 
thereof to said grantee, his heirs, 
executors or assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said Julius C. Birck, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, shall pay 
to the City of Chicago, so long as the 
privileges herein authorized are being 
enjoyed, the sum of thirty and fifty one- 



hundredths dollars per year, payable 
annually in advance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance, and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter, provided 
that if default is made in the payment 
of any of the installments of compensa- 
tion herein provided for, the privileges 
herein granted shall immediately ter- 
minate and this ordinance shall become 
null and void. 

Section 4. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted said grantee shall execute 
a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,- 
000.00), with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor, conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of all 
and singular the conditions and provi- 
sions of this ordinance, and conditioned 
further to indemnify, keep and save 
harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any wise 
come against said city in consequence of 
the granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or 
recovered from said city from or by 
reason or on account of the passage of 
this ordinance, or from or by reason or 
on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, upon the filing of the accep- 
tance in writing of this ordinance by the 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for within sixty (60) 
days of the passage hereof. 

Aid. Harding moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 






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mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on two ordinances providing for 
the turning over to the South Park Com- 
missioners of Michigan avenue from 
Jackson boulevard to Randolph street 
deferred and published December 6, 1909, 
page 1965. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Harding moved that the frontage 
consents submitted \Vith the said report 
be referred to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works for verification. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Harding moved that further con- 
sideration of the report be deferred and 
that it be made a special order of busi- 
ness for the next regular meeting of 
the Council immediately after the third 
order of business. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Harding moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance providing for the 
removal of buildings and other obstruc- 
tions upon land to be condemned for the 
opening of 92nd street, from South Chi- 
cago avenue to Anthony avenue, and au- 
thorizing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to put said land in such condition 
that it can be used for public travel, 
deferred and published December 6, 1909, 
page 1965. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Harding moved to concur in the 
report and pass the said ordinance. 

After debate, Aid. Snow moved to 
postpone further consideration of the 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Harding moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance providing for the 
removal of buildings and other obstruc- 



tions from land to be condemned for the 
purpose of opening 93rd street, from 
Kimbark avenue to Jefferson avenue, and 
authorizing the Commissioner of Pub* 
lie Works to put said land in condition 
for public travel, deferred and published 
December 6, 1909, page 1966. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Harding moved to concur in the 
report and pass the said ordinance. 

After debate, Aid. Snow moved to post- 
pone further consideration of the said 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Harding moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting to i 
Nicholas Lassaris permission and au- 
thority to construct, maintain and use a 
canopy projecting over the sidewalk from 
building situated at No. 4710 State 
street, deferred and published December 
6, 1909, page 1967. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Harding moved to concur in the 
report and pass the said ordinance with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton," Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 



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The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Granting permission and authority to 
Nicholas Lassaris to construct and 
maintain a canopy. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Nicholas Lassaris, his 
heirs, executors and assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy over the side- 
walk in State street extending from the 
building known as 4710 State street, 
which canopy shall be constructed of in- 
combustible material. Said canopy shall 
not exceed thirty (30) feet in length, nor 
extend more than fifteen (15) feet be- 
yond the face of the building, and the low- 
est portion of the same shall not be less 
than twelve (12) feet above the surface 
of the sidewalk at that point. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, and 
the location and construction of the 
same shall be in accordance with plans 
and specifications which shall first be 
approved by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and the Fire Marshal of the 
City of Chicago, a copy of which plans 
and specifications shall at all times be 
kept on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and no permit 
shall be issued allowing any work to 
be done in and about the construction of 
said canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 



cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance is 
subject to amendment, modification or re- 
peal at any time, and in case of repeal 
all privileges hereby given shall there- 
upon cease and determine. In case of 
the termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, or other- 
wise, said grantee, his heirs, executors or 
assigns, shall remove said canopy with- 
out cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to the City of Chicago, provided 
that in the event of the failure, neglect 
or refusal on the part of said grantee, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, to remove 
said canopy when directed so to do, the 
City of Chicago may proceed to remove 
same and charge the expense thereof to 
said grantee, his heirs, executors or as- 
signs. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as compen- 
sation therefor, said Nicholas Lassaris, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, shall pay 
to the City of Chicago, so long as the 
privileges herein authorized are being 
enjoyed, the sum of twenty-seven and 
fifty one-hundredths ($27.50) dollars per 
year, payable anually in advance, the 
first payment to be made as of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
each succeeding payment annually there- 
after, provided that if default is made 
in the payment of any of the installments 
of compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted shall imme- 
diately terminate and this ordinance 
shall become null and void. 

Section 4. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority here- 
in granted said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dol- 
lars, with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful 
observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further 
to indemnify, keep and save harmless the 
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judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said 
city in consequence of the granting of 
this ordinance, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said city from or by reason or on account 
of the passage of this ordinance, or from 
or by reason or on account or any act or 
thing done by the grantee herein by vir- 
tue of the authority herein granted. Said 
bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any 
time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then 
the privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, upon the filing of the acceptance 
in writing of this ordinance by the said 
grantee and the filing of the bond herein 
provided for within sixty (60) days of 
the passage hereof. 

Aid. Harding moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting to W. 
L. Veley permission and authority to 
construct, maintain and use a canopy 
projecting over the sidewalk from build- 
ing situated at Nos. 161-3-5 South Clark 
street, deferred and published December 
6, 1909, page 1968. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Harding moved to concur in the 
report and pass the said ordinance with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Eichert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 



Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Keinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, BihL Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to W. L. Veley, his heirs, 
executors or assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy over the 
sidewalk on Clark street known as Nos. 
161-3-5 South Clark street, which canopy 
shall be constructed of incombustible 
material. 

Said canopy shall not exceed twenty- 
six (26) feet in length, sixteen (16) feet 
in width, and the lowest portion of same 
shall not be less than twelve (12) feet 
above the surface of the sidewalk at 
that point. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public works and Fire Mar- 
shal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall 
be issued allowing any work to be done 
in and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 



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thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, or oth- 
erwise, said grantee, his heirs, executors 
or assigns, shall remove said canopy 
1 without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago, pro- 
vided that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of the said 
grantee, his heirs, executors or assigns, 
to remove said canopy when directed 
so to do, the City of Chicago may pro- 
ceed to remove same and charge the ex- 
pense thereof to said grantee, his heirs, 
executors or assigns. This ordinance 
shall be subject to modification, amend- 
ment or repeal at any time, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said W. L. Veley, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, shall pay 
to the City of Chicago, as long as the 
privileges herein authorized are being 
enjoyed, the sum of twenty-five and fifty 
one-hundredths dollars ($25.50) per year, 
payable annually in advance, the first 
payment to be made as of the date of 
the passage of this ordinance and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter, 
provided that if default is made in the 
payment of any of the installments of 
compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted shall immedi- 
ately terminate and this ordinance shall 
become null and void. 

Section 4. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted said grantee shall execute 
a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 



of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordinance, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance in writing of this ordinance 
by the said grantee and the filing of 
the bond herein provided for within sixty 
(60) days of the passage hereof. 

Aid. Foell moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges 
on an ordinance amending Sections 979, 
993, 1013 and 1014 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, concern- 
ing bridges and bridge signals, deferred 
and published December 6, 1909, page 
1973. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foell moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the substitute ordinance 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
substitute ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Fore- 
man, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
McCoid, Long, Snow, Merriam, Emerson, 



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Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, 
Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, 
Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, No- 
lan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 979 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905 as 
amended, and Sections 993, 1013, 1014 
and 1016 of said Code. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 979 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 as amended, and Sections 993, 
1013, 1014 and 1016 be and the same are 
hereby amended to read respectively as 
follows : 

Section 979. Bridges Closed— Hours.) 

No bridge within the city, excepting on 

Sundays, shall be opened during the 

time herein specified: 

1. Across the main river and across 
the South Branch of the Chicago Riv- 
er, from its junction with the main 
river and as far south as 12th street, 
including the latter, and across the 
North Branch of the Chicago River at 
Kinzie street, between the hours of 
6:30 and 8:30 o'clock in the morning 
and 5 and 7 o'clock in the evenings- 
provided, however, that the bridges 
■across the main river at, Bush street, 
State street, Dearborn street and Clark 
street shall be opened to admit the 
passage of passenger boats one-half 
hour earlier in the evening than the 
hours aforesaid. 

2. Across the North Branch of the 
Chicago River from Kinzie street, ex- 



clusive, to Halsted street, inclusive, 
and across the South Branch of the 
Chicago River, from 12th street, ex- 
clusive, to Halsted street, inclusive, be- I 
tween the hours of 6 and 7 o'clock in 
the morning and 5:30 and 6:30 o'clock 
in the evening. 

3. All other bridges between the 
hours of 6 and 7 o'clock in the morn- 
ing and 6 and 7 o'clock in the even- 
ing. 

The provisions of this section shall 
not be applied to bridges which have a 
clearance of less than sixteen feet above 
the surface of the water. Such bridges 
shall open at any time excepting as 
hereinafter provided to permit the pas- 
sage of harbor tugs. 

Whenever upon any alarm of fire, 
any fire boat shall approach any bridge 
and sound the proper signal for such 
bridge to open, the bridge-tender shall, 
if such bridge is closed, open the same 
as soon as practicable; or, if open, keep 
such bridge open until such fire boat 
shall have an opportunity to pass 
through the draw of said bridge, not- 
withstanding street traffic may there- 
by be delayed, under penalty for a fail- 
ure to comply with this section of not '■ 
less than ten dollars nor more than 
one hundred dollars for each offense. 

Section 993. Signals Prescribed.) 
Each signal shall be a ball of suitable 
material of red color for use in the day 
time and shall be not less than twenty- '■ 
four inches in diameter. The signal 
for the night time shall be a red lan- 
tern of such size and so placed and ar- 
ranged when elevated as to be easily 
seen up and down the river and the 
street. 

When any vessel shall signal for any 
bridge, if the bridge tender can open 
the same he shall thereupon lower such 
ball or lantern as a signal for the ap- \ 
proaching vessel to proceed through the 
bridge draw. If the bridge tender for 
any reason can not open such bridge 
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vated until the bridge can be opened; 
provided, that after any bridge has 
been opened for the purpose of permit- 
ting vessels to pass through, the afore- 
said signals shall be elevated imme- 
diately after the bridge is closed and 
shall be kept elevated for fully ten 
minutes for such persons, teams or 
vehicles as may be waiting to pass over, 
if so much time shall be required for 
such purpose. 

At all other times such signals shall 
remain elevated. 

The sounding bells and gongs for the 
clearance of traffic on the bridge and 
as notice to persons, teams or vehicles 
that the bridge is about to be swung or 
opened, shall not be a signal for the 
approaching vessel to proceed through 
the draw. 

Section 1013. Vessel Blocking Pas- 
sage—Injury to Bridge— Penalty.) No 
vessel, steam boat, propellor, tug or 
other craft shall be moored, laid, 
brought to a stop or anchored within 
the harbor so as to prevent the pas- 
sage of any other vessel, craft or float 
nor shall any vessel, steam boat, pro- 
pellor, tug or other craft, be so moored, 
laid, brought to a stop or anchored, as 
to range against, injure, interfere with, 
or hinder the opening or closing of any 
bridge across the river or any branch 
thereof; nor shall any vessel, steam 
boat, propellor, tug or other craft be 
so navigated, when winding, as to 
strike or come in contact with any 
bridge, bridge abutment, center pier, 
or the piles or other protection thereof, 
under a penalty of not less than ten 
nor exceeding one hundred dollars, to 
be recovered from the master, owner 
or person in charge thereof, for such 
offense. 

Section 1014. Speed at Bridges — 
Forbidden Anchorage— Penalty.) All 
vessels, steam boats, propellors, tugs or 
other craft navigating the harbor, 
when passing any bridge shall be 
moved past the same as expeditiously 



as is consistent with a proper move- 
ment in the harbor; but in no case 
shall any such craft while passing any 
bridge and obstructing the passage 
across such bridge, move at a rate of 
speed less than two miles per hour, and 
in no case shall any vessel, steam boat, 
propellor, tug or other craft, while 
passing any bridge and obstructing the 
same, remain or obstruct the passage 
across such bridge more than five min- 
utes; and no vessel, craft or float 
shall be so anchored, laid, moored or 
fastened or brought to a stop, as to 
prevent any bridge from a free and 
speedy opening or closing, or any ves- 
sel from a free and direct passage, nor 
shall any line or fastening be so 
thrown, laid or made fast as to cross 
the track of any bridge or vessel, under 
a penalty of not less than twenty-five 
dollars for each offense, to be recov- 
ered from the master or other person 
having charge of such vessel, craft or 
float. 

Section 1016. Steam Tugs for Ves- 
sels — Penalty.) All vessels, craft or 
floats not propelled by steam, navigat- 
ing the harbor, for which the opening 
of any bridge may be necessary, shall, 
while approaching and passing such 
bridge be towed by a steam tug. Any 
steam boat, vessel, craft or float pro- 
pelled by steam of twelve hundred 
(1,200) tons gross burden or more, 
while navigating the portion of the 
Chicago River bounded by the Rush 
street bridge on the east, the Twelfth 
street bridge on the south and the Chi- 
cago- avenue bridge on the north, all 
inclusive, shall have the assistance of a 
tug or tugs. It shall be unlawful for 
any steam boat, vessel, craft or float 
of twelve hundred (1,200) tons gross 
burden or more to back through any 
bridge draw in the Chicago River or 
the Calumet River within the limits of 
the City of Chicago without the assis- 
tance of a tug or tugs. 

Any person owning or in charge, pos- 



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session or control of any such vessel, 
craft or float, who shall navigate or 
cause to be navigated such vessel, craft 
or float in the harbor in violation of 
any of the provisions of this section, 
shall be fined not less than twenty-five 
dollars nor more than one hundred dol- 
lars for each offense. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage and due publication. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Kunz pre- 
sented an order requesting that a report 
from the chairman of the Commission 
on City Expenditures concerning ex- 
penditures made by the commission to 
date, and also concerning the employes 
of the said commission and the nature 
of their contracts of employment. 



After a verbal report on the questions 
enumerated in the said resolution, Aid. 
Merriam moved that the resolution be 
referred to the said Commission on City 
Expenditures. 

The motion prevailed. 



MOTION TO FIX TIME TO WHICH TO 
ADJOURN. 

Aid. Snow moved that when the Coun- 
cil adjourn it adjourn to meet at 
10:30 o'clock A. M., Friday, December 
17, 1909. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Snow moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 






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CITY CLERK 




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JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Adjourned Regular Meeting, Friday, Dec. 17, 1909. 



10:30 O'CLOCK A. M 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Monday, 
December 20, 1909. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor and 
Aid. Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Harding, 
Pringle, Foreman, Bichert, Dailey, Shea- 
han. Long, Snow, Merriam, Jones, Emer- 
son, Egan, Hurt, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Beilfuss, 
Utpatel, Koraleski, Sitts, Brennan, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, 
Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, 
Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golom- 
biewski, Mueller, Burns, Roberts, Kearns, 
Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, 
Forsberg and Clark. 

Absent — Aid. McKenna, McCoid, Fick, 
Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Kunz, Dever, Con- 
ion, Taylor, Lipps and Mclnerney. 



QUORUM. 

At 10:30 o'clock, A. M., a quorum be- 
ing present, the Mayor called the Coun- 
cil to order. 

SUSPENSION OF RULES. 

Aid. Foell moved to suspend the rules 
temporarily for the purpose of consider- 
ing any matters presented, other than 
matters coming under the head of "Un- 
finished Business." 

The motion to suspend the rules pre- 
vailed. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication submitted by His Honor, the 
Mayor, which was ordered published and 
referred to the Committee on Harbors, 
Wharves and Bridges: 

Chicago, December M, 1909* 
Hon. Fred A. Busse, Mayor, ami tJieUgn- 
orable City Council, City, of OMqagpi 
Gentlemen — I Ji^tice 1$ , the , daily - 



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press that Mr. John M. Ewen has filed 
estimates of cost of construction of three 
piers on the lake front, and is under the 
impression that the expense is too great 
for the City of Chicago to undertake 
the construction of wharves for munici- 
pal purposes. 

I believe the experience of the com- 
mercial nations of the world has demon- 
strated that commerce and navigation is 
best subserved by the public ownership 
or control of wharves and docks; that 
the tendency in the United States is in 
the direction of municipalization of such 
improvements. New York and other 
American cities who have permitted pri- 
vate corporations to acquire their avail- 
able water front found that it fostered 
monopolies and retarded in a large meas- 
ure the commercial growth of the cities, 
and New York is now spending millions 
of dollars in the effort to regain control 
of its wharves and docks in aid of com- 
merce and navigation. 

The bridge arbitrary of St. Louis is an 
exaggerated case of how corporations eon- 
trolling the transportation facilities of 
the city can control and practically pro- 
hibit the growth of industries, and should 
be a lesson to the City of Chicago on the 
importance of controlling its terminal 
facilities. 

I am informed that the State of Illi- 
nois and the City of Chicago are not at 
present in a position financially to im- 
prove the lake front harbor, if it should 
be deemed in the best interests of the 
State and City so to do, there being quite 
a difference in public sentiment and ex- 
pert opinion as to whether such an im- 
provement should be made by the State 
or City, or whether the public rights 
should be turned over to a private cor- 
poration, or whether the City should is- 
sue bonds for the building and construc- 
ti&n'of su*6>i improvements. 

I believe it is possible for the City 
of Chicago to' maintain its commercial 
supremacy, making it a city beautiful, at 



the same time avoiding the sale of its 
birthright for a mess of pottage. 

I take pleasure in suggesting to you 
that I have business acquaintances who 
are willing to undertake the financing 
and constructing of such wharves and 
docks or other improvements on the lake 
front as the State of Illinois or the City 
of Chicago may deem in the best inter- 
ests of the people and in keeping witB. 
any general plan that the State or City 
may adopt for the improvement of her 
commerce and navigation, on a percent- 
age of, say 15%, in addition to the actual 
cost to the contractor for such improve- 
ments, that is to say, the work will be 
done by the contractor at a contractor's 
profit of 15%. 

Under the suggestion I make it would 
be necessary for the appointment of a 
harbor commission who would formulate 
a general plan for the improvement of 
the lake front, which plan all improve- 
ments of the lake front for years to 
come should follow. These plans should 
take into consideration the question of 
the city beautiful as well as the city com- 
mercial, and if it should be deemed in the 
interests of the City for private corpora- 
tions to own the wharves and docks, then 
the wharves and docks constructed for 
private ownership should conform to the 
general plan adopted by the Harbor Com- 
mission, so that in the end there should 
be uniformity of all improvements. 

I desire to suggest to you at this time 
that this communication be referred to 
a committee appointed to investigate the 
general plan and responsibility of the 
gentlemen to whom I refer and to report 
to your Honorable Body on the feasibil- i 
ity of the work being done under this 
suggestion, whereby Chicago may own 
and maintain her public wharves and 
docks and make them self-supporting. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) G. E. M. Pratt. 

Aid. Emerson, Jones, Reading and Bihl 
presented a written announcement to the 



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Council of a proposed meeting in the 
Council Chamber at 3:00 o'clock P. M. 
on Saturday, December 18, of a delega- 
tion of citizens from the Eighth and 
Thirty-third Wards, who would present 
resolutions urging the necessity of im- 
\ mediate legislation for track elevation in 
the extreme southerly portion of the city; 
which was ordered 
Placed on file. 

Aid. Scully presented orders for pav- 
ing with asphalt Fish street, from 20th 
street to 21st street, and May street, 
from 20th street to 22d street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Cermak and Zimmer presented the 
following order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to take the necessary steps to pre- 
vent the building of fences or other' ob- 
structions on the 33 feet of property east 
of the present east line of South Albany 
avenue, between West 30th street and 
the West Fork of the South Branch of 
the Chicago River until condemnation 
proceedings can be disposed of. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the claim of 
James B. Coen, Administrator, for dam- 
ages for destruction of property and for 
loss of rent, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cermak and Zimmer presented an 
order for condemning the 33 feet of prop- 
erty lying immediately east of the pres- 
ent east line of South Albany avenue, 
from 30th street to the West Fork of the 
South Branch of the Chicago River, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of 
Louis Wreden & Son for a rebate of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Kearns presented an order for an 
appropriation in the next annual appro- 
priation bill for the construction of sew- 
ers to connect sewers now in Grove ave- 
nue and La Fayette avenue south of Gar- 
field boulevard, to the main sewer in 
Garfield boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
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Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License submitted in com- 
pliance with an order of the City Council 
passed November 1, 1909, directing the 
said committee to revise that chapter of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 
of 1905 which relates to amusements, 
which said report was deferred and or- 
dered published November 22, 1909, page 
1770; also to consider a report from the 
same committee deferred and published 
December 6, 1909, page 1946, and deferred 
December 13, 1909, page 2116. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the ordinance 
submitted with the said report, deferred 
and published December 6, 1909, and pub- 
lished on pages 1946 to 1953 of the Jour- 
nal, be substituted for the ordinance pre- 
sented with the report of the said Com- 
mittee on License on November 22, 1909, 
and deferred and published on pages 1770 
to 1777 of the Journal. 

The motion to substitute prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the or- 
dinance under consideration as follows: 
Amend the said ordinance as printed 
by striking out the figures "$700.00" 
and the figures "$600.00" from the six- 
teenth and nineteenth lines, respective- 
ly, in the right-hand column of page 
1949, and by inserting in lieu thereof 
in each case the figures "$1,000.00." 

Aid. Zimmer moved to amend the fore- 
going amendment by adding thereto the 
following language: "also by striking 
out the figures "$2.00" from the fifteenth 
line in the said column on the said page, 



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and by inserting. in lieu thereof the fig- 
ures "$1.00"; also by striking out the 
seventeenth and eighteenth lines from the 
said column.'* 

Aid. Dixon presented the following 
amendment to the said ordinance under 
consideration : 

Amend the said ordinance as printed 
by striking out the following language 
from the paragraph beginning "Section 
104" on page 1949: "and the highest 
price of admission charged thereto shall 
exceed the sum of $2.00 the annual li- 
cense fee shall be $700.00; if the high- 
est price of admission exceeds $.75, but 
does not exceed $z.00, $600.00 per an- 
num"; and by inserting in lieu of the 
words and figures so stricken out the 
following language: "and the highest 
price of admission charged thereto is 
$1.00 or more, the annual license fee 
shatl be $1,000.00." 

Aid. Dixon moved to substitute the 
foregoing amendment for the amendments 
under consideration. 

The motion to substitute prevailed. 

The question being put on the adop- 
tion of the said substituted amendment 
the motion prevailed and the said amend- 
ment was adopted, Aid. Cermak desiring 
to be recorded as voting "No." 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the 
said ordinance further as follows: 

Amend the said ordinance by strik- 
ing out the following language from 
the paragraph beginning "Section 104" 
on page 1949: "if the highest price of 
admission exceeds $.50, but does not 
exceed $.75, $350.00 per annum"; and 
by inserting in lieu thereof the follow- 
ing language: "if the highest price of 
admission exceeds fifty cents ($.50), 
but is less than one dollar ($1.00), the 
annual license fee shall be four hun- 
dred dollars ($400.00)." 

Aid. Jones moved to amend the fore- 
going amendment by striking therefrom 
the words and figures, "four hundred dol- 



lars ($400.00)," and by inserting in lieu ' 
thereof the following: "three hundred 
fifty dollars ($350.00)." 

The motion to amend the amendment 
was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Jones Emerson, Scul- 
ly, Novak, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Ut- 
patel, Koraleski, Sitts, Reinberg, Clancy, 
Blencoe, Littler, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 24. 

Nays — Dixon, Harding, Foreman, Rich- 
ert, Dailey, Sheahan, Long, Snow, Egan, 
Hurt, Cullerton, Beilfuss, Bowler, Pow- 
ers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Krum- 
holz, Thomson, Dunn, Capp, Golombiew- 
ski, Burns, Fisher — 29. 

The question being put upon the adop- 
tion of the amendment of Aid. Cullerton, 
the motion prevailed and the said amend- 
ment was adopted, Aid. Ryan desiring to 
be recorded as voting "No." 

Aid. Foell moved to amend the said 
ordinance further, as follows: 

Amend the ordinance by striking out 
the word "The" from the first line, and 
by striking out all of the second, third 
and fourth lines in the paragraph be- 
ginning "Section 104" on page 1949; 
and by inserting in lieu of the words 
so stricken out the following language: 
"The fee to be charged, for each, place 
where, or in which, each of the first 
eleven classes of entertainments as de- 
fined in this Chapter is given, conduct- 
ed, produced or offered, shall be as fol- 
lows:". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Foell moved to amend the said 
ordinance further, by inserting the fol- 
lowing language betiveen the second and 
third lines in the right-hand column of 
page 1950: "The fee to be charged for 
each of the following ten classes of enter- 
tainments so given, conducted, produced 
or offered shall be as follows:". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 



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Aid. Foell moved to amend the said 
ordinance further, by striking out the 
words and figures, "less than fifty 
($50.00) dollars nor" from the second 
paragraph of "Section 100." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Britten moved to amend the said 
ordinance further, by striking out the 
following language from the left-hand 
column of page 1950: "6th Class. $20.00 
per week"; and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the following: "6th Class, 
$40.00 per week." 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Snow moved to amend the said 
ordinance further, as follows: 

Amend by striking out the following 
language from the left-hand column of 
page 1950: "9th Class!. $3.00 per 
week"; and by inserting in lieu there- 
of the following: "9th Class, $2.00 
per day." 

Aid. Powers moved to amend the fore- 
going amendment by striking therefrom 
the words and figures, "$2.00 per day," 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the words 
and figures, "$200.00 per year." 

The motion to amend the amendment 
prevailed. 

The question being put upon the adop- 
tion of the amendment, as amended, the 
motion prevailed and the said amend- 
ment, as amended, was adopted. 

The followinig is the said amendment 
as adopted: "Amend by striking out the 
following language from the left-hand col- 
umn of page 1950: '9th Glass, $3.00 per 
week' and by inserting in lieu thereof 
the following: ( 9th Class, $200.00 per 
year' ." 

Aid. Britten moved to amend the said 
ordinance further, by striking out the 
figures "$900.00" from the fourth Ime 
of the paragraph beginning "10th Glass" 
on page 1950, and by inserting in lieu 
of the figures so stricken out, the figures 
"$li,000.00." 



Aid. Stewart moved to lay on the table 
the said motion to amend. 

The motion to lay on the table was 
lost. 

The question being put on the motion 
to amend, the said motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to amend the said 
ordinance further, as follows: 

Amend the paragraph appearing in 
the left-hand column of page 1950 fix- 
ing the license fee for Eleventh Glass 
entertainments by inserting after the 
word "accommodate" appearing in the 
second line of said paragraph the fol- 
lowing language: "500 persons or less 
the license fee shall be $5.00 per day; 
more than 500 persons but". 
The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Britten moved to amend the said 
paragraph further, by striking out the 
figures "$60.00" appearing in the last 
line thereof, and by inserting in lieu 
of the figures so stricken out, the fig- 
ures "$100.00." 

The motion to amend was lost. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the 
said ordinance further, as follows : 

Amend the paragraph appearing in 
the right-hand column of page 1950 
fixing the license fee for entertainments 
of the Thirteenth Class, by striking 
out all words and figures after the 
word "accommodate" in the sixth 
line of said paragraph down to and 
including the word "day" in the tenth 
line thereof; and by inserting in lieu 
of the words and figures so stricken 
out, the following language: "3,000 
persons or more, the license fee shall 
be $300.00 per day." 

Aid. Cermak moved to lay the motion 
on the table. 

The motion to lay on the table was 
lost. 

The question being put on the motion 
to amend, the said motion prevailed. 

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reconsider the vote by which the said mo- 
tion was passed. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to lay the said 
motion to amend on the table. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Blencoe moved to amend the said 
ordinance further, as follows: 

Amend the license fee fixed for the 
Fourteenth Glass of amusements, as 
printed on page 1950 of the Council 
Proceedings of said date, right-hand 
column, by adding after the words 
"ten ($10.00) dollars per day" the fol- 
lowing language: "Provided, however, 
that if it is intended to conduct or 
operate entertainments of the Four- 
teenth Class at a permanent location 
during any part of the 'summer sea- 
son' as defined in this ordinance, a 
license for such entertainment may be 
issued for the fee fixed for amusements 
of the First Class, subject to the re- 
strictions set forth in Section 109 
hereof." 
The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
amendments to the ordinance under con- 
sideration : 

Amend the license fee fixed for the 
Eighteenth Class of amusements as 
printed on page 1950 of the Council 
Proceedings of said date, right-hand 
column, by adding after the word 
"week" the following language: "for 
each of such entertainments where the 
fee fixed or fare charged for a ride 
thereon does not exceed five cents; 
$5.00 a week for each of such enter- 
tainments where the fee fixed or fare 
charged for a ride thereon exceeds five 
cents but does not exceed ten cents; 
$10.00 a week where the fee fixed or the 
fare charged for a ride thereon exceeds 
ten cents." 

Amend second paragraph of Section 
109 of said ordinance as the same is 
printed in the right-hand column of 



page 1951 of the Council Proceedings 
of December 6, 1909, by striking out 
the word "first" appearing in the 7th 
and 8th lines of said paragraph of said 
section and inserting in lieu thereof in 
each of the foregoing places, the word 
"tenth." 

Aid. Dunn moved to adopt the fore- 
going amendments. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Novak moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the foregoing motion was 
passed. 

Aid. Dailey moved to lay the motion to 
reconsider on the table. 

The motion to lay on the table pre- 
vailed. 

Aid. Dailey moved to amend the said 
ordinance further, as follows: 

Amend the paragraph appearing on 
page 1949 fixing fees for entertainments 
of the First Class, by striking out the 
words and figures, "if the highest price 
of admission does not exceed $.20, 
$200.00 per annum"; and by inserting 
in lieu thereof the following language: 
"if the highest price of admission ex- 
ceeds $.10, but does not exceed $.20, 
$300.00 per annum: if the highest 
price of admission does not exceed $.10, 
$200.00 per annum." 

Aid. Cermak moved to lay the motion 
on the table. 

The motion to lay on the table pre- 
vailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to pass the said ordi- 
nance as amended. 

The motion prevailed and the said ordi- 
nance as amended was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Dixon, Pringle, Eichert, Dailey, 
Sheahan, Long, Merriam, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Cullerton, Cermak, Zimmer, 
Evans, Beilfuss, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Bowler, Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, 



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Mueller, Roberts, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—45. 

Nays — Coughlin, Harding, Foreman, 
Snow, Jones, Emerson, Novak, Utpatel, 
Brennan, Burns, Nolan — 11. 

The following is the said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 99 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended, Sections 100 to 111 of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905 and Section 112 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended, and repealing certain 
sections of the said Code, and certain 
ordinances. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 99 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended, Sections 100 to 111 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, and Section 112 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended, be and the same are hereby 
amended so as to read respectively as 
follows: 

Section 99. (Classification for Li- 
cense.) That all theatricals, shows 
and amusements offered, operated, 
presented or exhibited for gain, or for 
admission to which the public is re- 
quired to pay a fee, are hereby divided 
into the following twenty-one classes. 
Such theatricals, shows and amuse- 
ments are for the purpose of this or- 
dinance hereinafter referred to by the 
general term "entertainments," and 
the theater, opera house, auditorium, 
hall, park, grounds, gardens, tent or 
other enclosure within which it is in- 
tended to produce, offer or present any 
such entertainments is for the pur- 



pose of this ordinance hereinafter re- 
ferred to by the general term "place." 
1st Class. All entertainments of a 
theatrical, dramatic, operatic, vaude- 
ville, variety or spectacular character. 

2nd Class. All lectures, readings or 
recitations, exhibits of paintings, 
stereopticon views, living pictures, 
panoramas, museums, panopticons, ex- 
hibits of statuary and of art and elec- 
trical and mechanical shows. 

3rd Class. All musical entertain- 
ments consisting solely of vocal or in- 
strumental music or both vocal and 
instrumental music and not of the 
nature of an opera, but being what is 
commonly known and described as a 
"concert." . 

4th Class. All exhibitions consist- 
ing solely of moving pictures, known 
as mutoscope, kinetoscope, cinemato- 
graph, kaleidoscope, penny arcades 
and places in which amusement is 
furnished through or by one or more 
automatic picture devices, or other 
similar devices. 

5th Class. Dances, amateur theat- 
rical entertainments, bazaars and other 
entertainments of like character car- 
ried on or engaged in, in any hall, 
structure or building. 

6th Class. All grounds, gardens or 
other enclosures of the kind commonly 
known and described as "Summer gar- 
dens" where musical entertainments 
only (whether instrumental or vocal, 
or both) are furnished. 

7th Class. All grounds, gardens or 
other enclosures of the kind com- 
monly known and described as 
"Amusement parks" wherein shows 
of different classes are offered or 
presented by one or more concession- 
aires. 



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8th Class. All grounds, gardens or 
other enclosures of the kind commonly 
known and described as "Picnic 
grounds." 

9th Class. All roller skating or ice 
skating rinks. 

10th Class. All baseball, football, 
track and field games or other ath- 
letic exhibitions of like character. 

11th Class. All wrestling matches. 

12th Class. Poultry shows, horse 
shows, stock shows, flower shows, dog 
shows, cat shows, automobile shows, 
business and business appliance shows, 
industrial and trade shows, billiard, 
pool or bowling matches, exhibits or 
contests of balloons or aeronautic de- 
vices, or any similar entertainment in- 
tended to represent any sport, art or 
science or the progress and develop- 
ment of the same. 

13th Class. All circuses, menageries 
or combined circuses and menagaries, 
wild west shows, dog and pony shows, 
monkey shows and caravans. 

14th Class. All side shows, concerts, 
vaudeville, variety, musical or min- 
strel entertainments and all enter- 
tainments known as "air domes," given 
under covering of canvas or within any 
structure or enclosure intended for 
temporary use and capable of easy 
transfer or removal. 

15th Class. All swimming and div- 
ing shows. 

16th Class. All entertainments 
known as "platform" or "walk around" 
shows, being shows for which no seats 
are provided for spectators, and all en- 
tertainments known as "villages of 
different nationalities." 

17th Class. All entertainments 
consisting of games of skill and 
strength testing devices, including 
lifting, blowing, striking or pulling 
machines, and all small swings oper- 
ated by human power. 

l$th Class. All entertainments 
operated by motive power other than 



animal power, including devices, ap- 
paratus, attractions and amusements 
for the transportation of persons. 

19th Class. All entertainments con- 
sisting of pony or animal rides or at- 
tractions operated by animal power 
for the transportation of persona. 

20th Class. All exhibitions and dis- 
plays of fireworks. 

21st Class. All entertainments, ex- 
hibitions, performances, amusements 
not included in any of the foregoing 
classes. 

Section 100. (License — Penalty.) 
No person or corporation, either as 
owner, . lessee, manager, officer or 
agent, or in any other capacity shall 
give, conduct, produce, present or offer 
for gain or profit any of the enter- 
tainments mentioned in any of the 
first eleven of the foregoing classes 
anywhere within the city, excepting 
in a duly licensed place, nor shall any 
such person or corporation give, con- 
duct, produce, present, operate or of- 
fer for gain or profit any of the enter- 
tainments mentioned in the last ten 
of the foregoing classes without a li- 
cense issued for that purpose, which 
said license shall be issued and pro- 
cured in the manner hereinafter set 
forth. 

Any person or corporation violat- 
ing any of the provisions of this sec- 
tion shall be fined not more than two 
hundred ($200.00) dollars for each 
offense and each and every day upon 
which any such person or corporation 
shall give, conduct, produce, present, 
offer oi* operate any such entertain- 
ment contrary to or in violation of 
any of the provisions of this section 
shall constitute a separate and dis- 
tinct offense. 

Section 101. (Licenses for Places 
of Entertainment of the First Eleven 
Classes.) Any person or corporation, 
the owner or lessee of any place at or 



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in which it is intended to produce, 
offer, present or carry on any of the 
entertainments of the first eleven 
classes desiring to secure a license for 
such place shall be granted such li- 
cense under the following conditions: 

The applicant shall make applica- 
tion in writing to the Mayor setting 
out his full name and address, if an 
individual, and if a corporation, 
the full name and residence of its 
principal officers; also a description 
of the place for which a license is de- 
sired and a statement of the class of 
entertainment which it is intended to 
produce, offer or present at such 
place; also the highest price to be 
charged for admission to any enter- 
tainment offered or presented at such 
place, and also the seating capacity of 
such place. 

Whereupon, the Mayor shall make, 
or cause to be made, an examination 
of the place for which such license is 
desired, and if all of the provisions 
of this ordinance and all of the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago relating 
to the giving of entertainments and 
of the location, construction and main- 
tenance of the places within which 
such entertainments are given, are 
complied with and if the Commissioner 
of Buildings, the City Electrician and 
the Fire Marshal shall so certify, the 
Mayor shall issue, or cause to be is- 
sued, a license to such applicant, at- 
tested by the City Clerk, which shall 
entitle the licensee named therein to 
present, offer, produce or conduct at 
the place designated in such license 
and for the period of time specified in 
such license, entertainments of any 
one of the foregoing first eleven classes 
mentioned in said application, upon 
payment of the license fee hereinafter 
specified. 

Section 102. (Application for Li- 
cense for Entertainments of the 
Twelfth to Twenty-first Classes, In- 
clusive.) Any person or corporation 



desiring to produce, present, conduct, 
operate or offer for gain or profit any 
of the entertainments mentioned in 
Classes twelve to twenty-one, inclu- 
sive, at any place within the city shall 
make application to the Mayor in 
writing, setting out the full name and 
address of the applicant, if an indi- 
vidual, and if a corporation, the full 
name and residence of its principal 
officers; also a description of the place 
where it is proposed to produce, pre- 
sent, conduct, operate or offer such 
entertainment, a description of the 
kind and class of entertainment, the 
highest price to be charged for ad- 
mission thereto and the seating ca- 
pacity of such place. 

Whereupon, the Mayor shall make, 
or cause to be made, an examination 
. of such place and if all the provisions 
of this ordinance and all of the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago relat- 
ing to the giving of entertainments 
and of the location, construction and 
maintenance of the places within 
which such entertainments are given, 
are complied with, the Mayor shall 
issue, or cause to be issued, a license 
to such applicant, attested by the City 
Clerk, which shall entitle the licensee 
to conduct, produce, present, operate 
or offer the class of entertainments 
specified in such license at the place 
designated in such application and 
for the period of time specified in such 
license, upon the payment of the li- 
cense fee hereinafter specified. 

Section 103. (Mayor May Refuse a 
License — When.) If the place at 
which it is desired to offer any of 
the foregoing entertainments be not a 
fit or proper place and not constructed, 
maintained, operated or conducted in 
accordance with the provisions of the 
ordinances of the City governing and 
controlling said places, or if the en- 
tertainment desired to be produced or 
offered be of an immoral or dangerous 
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plication for a license be not of a good 
moral character, the Mayor may re- 
fuse to approve such application and 
no license shall be issued by the City 
Clerk, except upon the approval of 
the Mayor. 

Section 104. (License Fees.) The 
fee to be charged for each place where, 
or in which, each of the first eleven 
classes of entertainments, as defined in 
this Section, are given, conducted, pro- 
duced or offered, shall be as follows : 

1st Class. If it is intended to pro- 
duce, offer or present in any place 
entertainments of the first class and 
the highest price of admission charged 
thereto is one dollar ($1.00) or more 
the annual license fee shall be one 
thousand dollars ($1,000.00) ; if the 
highest price of admission exceeds fifty 
cents ($.50), but is less than one dol- 
lar ($1.00), the annual license fee shall 
be four hundred dollars ($400.00) ; if 
the highest price of admission exceeds 
$.30, but does not exceed $.50, $300.00 
per annum-; if the highest price of ad- 
mission exceeds $.20, but does not ex- 
ceed $.30, $250.00 per annum; if the 
highest price of admission does not ex- 
ceed $.20, $200.00 per annum. 

2nd Class. $200.00 per annum. 

3rd Class. $100.00 per annum. 

4th Class. $200.00 per annum. 

5th Class. If it is intended to pro- 
duce, conduct, offer or present in any 
place entertainments only of the Fifth 
Class and the seating capacity of such 
place is sufficient to accommodate not 
exceeding 300 persons or if such place 
has a floor space not exceeding 2,400 
square feet, the annual license fee 
shall be $25.00; if such place has a 
seating capacity sufficient to accommo- 
date more than 300 persons, but not 
more than 500 persons, or a floor space 
exceeding 2,400 square feet, but not 
exceeding 4,000 square feet, $50.00 per 
annum; if such place has a seating 
capacity Sufficient to accommodate 



more than 500 persons, but not more 
than 800 persons, or a floor space ex- 
ceeding 4,000 square feet but not ex- 
ceeding 6,400 square feet, $75.00 per 
annum; if such place has a seating 
capacity sufficient to accommodate 
more than 800 persons or a floor 
space exceeding 6,400 square feet, the 
annual license fee shall be $100.00. 
In computing floor space, aisle space, 
space between walls and the partitions 
of such place and balcony space shall 
be computed. 

6th Class. $20.00 per week. 

7th Class. $40.00 per week. Pro- 
vided, however, that such license shall 
not authorize the production, conduct 
or offer of any entertainment within 
such park or grounds where an ad- 
mission fee is charged therefor, nor the 
operation of any entertainment for 
gain; each of such entertainments 
shall be licensed in accordance with 
this ordinance. 

8th Class. $10.00 per annum. 

9th Class. $200.00 per annum. 

10th Class. If such place has a 
seating capacity sufficient to accom- 
modate 15,000 persons or more, the 
annual license fee shall be $1,000.00; 
if the seating capacity of such place is 
sufficient to accommodate less than 
15,000 persons and not less than 10,- 
000 persons, $700.00 per annum; less 
than 10,000 persons and more than 
4,000 persons, $300.00 per annum; if 
such place has a seating capacity suf- 
ficient to accommodate not exceeding 
4,000 persons, $75.00 per annum. 

11th Class. If such place has a seat- 
ing capacity sufficient to accommodate 
500 persons or less the license fee shall 
be $5.00 per day; more than 500 per- 
sons, but not more than 1,000 persons, 
the license fee shall be $10.00 per day; 
more than 1,000 persons but not more 
than 2,000 persons, $20.00 per day; 
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than 3,000 persons, $30.00 per day; 
more than 3,000 persons but not more 
than 4,000 persons, $40.00 per day; 
more than 4,000 persons but less than 
5,000 persons, $50.00 per day; 5,000 
persons or more, $60.00 per day. 

The fee to be charged for each of the 
following ten classes of entertainments 
so given, conducted, produced or offered 
shall be as follows: 

12th Class. If it is intended to pro- 
duce, conduct, offer or present enter- 
tainments only of the Twelfth Class 
and the highest price of admission 
charged thereto shall exceed 75 cents, 
the license fee shall be $25.00 per day; 
if the highest price of admission ex- 
ceeds $.50, but does not exceed $.75, 
$15.00 per day; if the highest price of 
admission exceeds $.10, but does not 
exceed $.50, $10.00 per day; and if the 
highest price of admission does not ex- 
ceed $.10, $1.00 per day. 

13th Class. If it is intended to pro- 
duce, offer or present entertainments 
only of the Thirteenth Class and the 
place in which such entertainment is 
to be given has a seating capacity 
sufficient to accommodate more than 
6,000 persons, the license fee shall be 
$150.00 per day; more than 3,000 per- 
sons, but not more than 6,000 persons, 
$50.00 per day; more than 1,500 per- 
sons, but not more than 3,000 persons, 
$35.00 per day; more than 750 persons, 
but not more than 1,500 persons, 
$25.00 per day; more than 400 persons, 
but not more than 750 persons, $10.00 
per day; not more than 400 persons, 
$10.00 per month. 

14th Class. $10.00 per day; provided, 
however, that if it is intended to con- 
duct or operate entertainments of the 
14th Class at a permanent location dur- 
ing any part of the "summer season," 
as denned in this ordinance, a license 
for such entertainment may be issued 
for the fee fixed for amusements of the 
1st Class, subject to the restrictions 
set forth in Section 109 hereof. 



15th Class. $2.00 per week. 
16th Class. $2.00 per week. 
17th Class. $0.50 per week. 

18th Class. $2.00 per week for each 
of such entertainments where the fee 
fixed or fare charged for a ride there- 
on does not exceed 5 cents; $5.00 a 
week for each of such entertainments 
where the fee fixed or fare charged for 
a ride thereon exceeds 5 cents, but does 
not exceed 10 cents; $10.00 a week 
where the fee fixed or fare charged for 
a ride thereon exceeds 10 cents. 

19th Class. $0.50 per week. 

20th Class. $50.00 per day. 

21st Class. $5.00 per day. 

Section 105. (Where Classes Are 
Mixed.) Where any entertainment 
embraces two or more of the classes 
above specified, such entertainment 
shall be classified and charged for as 
wholly belonging to that class for 
which the highest license fee is fixed. 

Section 106. (License to be 
Posted.) Every license issued under 
the provisions of this ordinance shall 
at all times during the life thereof be 
posted in a conspicuous place at or 
near the principal entrance of the 
place described in the license, or in a 
conspicuous place therein so that the 
same may be easily read and seen by 
any person passing in or out of such 
place. 

Section 107. (Entertainments Given 
During Alterations.) Any person, firm 
or corporation licensed hereunder to 
produce, offer, present or conduct any 
of the foregoing classes of entertain- 
ments, may, while the building, struct- 
ure or enclosure within which such 
entertainment is given is being altered 
or remodeled to such an extent as to 
require the closing thereof, give or pro- 
duce such entertainment in or on any 
other part of the property owned or 
controlled by such licensee which im- 
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the building, structure or enclosure in 
course of repair; provided, however, 
that the Commissioner of Buildings, 
the City Electrician and the Fire Mar- 
shal shall first certify in writing to 
the Mayor that such temporary place 
complies with all the requirements of 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago; 
and provided, further, that such tem- 
porary place may be used for a period 
not exceeding any ten consecutive 
weeks for the foregoing purposes. 

Section 108. (License Subject to Or- 
dinance.) Every license granted un- 
der the prd visions of this ordinance 
shall at all times be subject to the or- 
dinances of the City existing when the 
same shall be issued or which shall 
thereafter be passed, so far as the 
same shall apply. 

Section 109. (Licenses — How Pro- 
rated.) Where any license is issued 
under the provisions of this ordinance 
and an annual license fee is fixed 
therefor, if less than six months of 
the annual license period shall have 
expired at the time of the issuing of 
such license the full license fee shall 
be charged therefor. If six months or 
more than six months of the annual li- 
cense period shall have expired and if it 
appears that the applicant has not con- 
ducted, produced, offered or presented 
any of the foregoing classes of enter- 
tainments prior to the application for 
a license therefor, one -half of the full 
license fee shall be charged. Except- 
ing as hereinafter provided, no license 
shall be issued for any part of a li- 
cense year for a sum less than one- 
half of the full annual license fee. 
Where the license fee is fixed at so 
much per week, no license shall issue 
for a less period than ten weeks. 

If any person, firm or corporation 
shall desire or intend to conduct, pro- 
duce, offer, operate or present any of 
the foregoing entertainments only 
during the "Summer season," which 
J is hereby defined as that period of the 



year between May 10th and October 
10th, and shall make a statement in 
writing in his or its application of his'; 
or its desire or intention, a license 
may be issued to such person, firm or J 
corporation for any number of weeks, 1 
but not less than ten, during the 
aforesaid season, for such entertain- 
ment, upon the payment to the City 
Collector of the license fees herein 
specified, when such license is fixed on 
a weekly basis, or if such license fee is 
fixed upon an annual basis, upon pay- 
ment to the City Collector of a sum of! r 
money which shall bear the same ratio 
to the annual license fee as the num- 
ber of weeks for which such license 
shall continue in force bears to the 
whole number of weeks in the year. 

Section 110. (Prohibitions in Li- 
censes — Revocations.) All licenses for 
entertainments of any of the forego- 
ing classes shall contain a proviso 
that no gaming, raffle, lottery or 
chance gift, distribution of money or 
article of value shall be connected 
therewith or allowed by the person 
obtaining such license, or in any wise 
permitted to be held out as an induce- 
ment to visitors; such license shall 
also state the highest price of admis- 
sion to be charged to any such enter- 
tainment; also the number of persons 
such licensed place has seating accom- 
modations for, and no more than the 
highest price of admission fixed in said 
license shall be charged for admission 
to any such entertainment, and no 
more than that number of persons for 
which such place has seating accommo- 
dations for, shall be allowed to enter 
or occupy any such place at any one 
time. 

When any licensed person or cor- 
poration shall be charged with hav- 
ing violated the provisions of his or 
its license as aforesaid, the Mayor 
is directed to give the parties accused 
reasonable notice thereof and to in- 
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and if the accusation be sustained to 
his satisfaction he may revoke the li- 
cense of any such person or corpora- 
tion, and every such person or cor- 
poration so offending shall be sub- 
ject to a penalty of not more than 
$100.00. 

Section 111. Frontage Consents 
and Other Prohibitions.) It shall here- 
after be unlawful for any person, firm 
or corporation to produce, offer, pre- 
sent or carry on any of the entertain- 
ments of any of the foregoing classes, 
excepting Class Seven and Class- Ten 
and entertainments given within 
the grounds occupied by said Class 
Seven or Class Ten on any street 
in any block in which two-thirds 
of the buildings on both sides 
of the street are used exclusively for 
residence purposes, without the writ- 
ten consent of a majority of the prop- 
erty owners according to frontage on 
both sides of such street in such 
block; provided, however, that noth- 
ing herein contained shall apply to the 
foregoing classes of entertainments 
produced, offered or presented at the 
time of the passage of this ordinance. 

It shall hereafter be unlawful for 
any person, firm or corporation to pro- 
duce, offer, present or carry on enter- 
tainments of the Seventh Class or Tenth 
Class, as hereinafter defined, in any 
block or square in which two-thirds of 
the buildings on both sides of the street 
or streets around such block or square 
are used exclusively for residence pur- 
poses, without the written consent of 
the owners of a majority of the front- 
age on both sides of the street or 
streets on each side of the block or 
square in which it is desired to pro- 
duce, offer, present or carry on the 
aforesaid class of entertainments, to- 
gether with the written consent to the 
production, offer or carrying on of 
such entertainment of a majority of 
the bona fide householders living with- 
in one thousand feet from the nearest 



point in any boundary of the place 
within which it is proposed to pro- 
duce, offer, present or carry on such 
entertainment ; provided, however, 
that nothing herein contained shall 
apply to the foregoing class of en- 
tertainment given within any place 
used for such purpose at the time of 
the passage of this ordinance. 

Such frontage and householders' 
consents shall be obtained and filed 
with the Department of Buildings be- 
fore a license shall issue for such en- 
tertainment. Provided, however, that: 

(a) None of the foregoing twenty- 
one classes of entertainments shall be 
produced, offered, presented or carried 
on within two hundred feet of any 
hospital, church or building used ex- 
clusively for educational purposes; 
said distance to be measured between 
the nearest point in any boundary 
line of the place within which it is 
proposed to produce, offer, present or 
carry on such entertainment, and the 
boundary line of the lot on which such 
hospital, church or building used ex- 
clusively for educational purposes is 
located. 

(b) In addition to the foregoing 
restrictions no license shall be issued 
for the production of any entertain- 
ment of the Thirteenth Class in any 
building, enclosure or place any part 
of which is situated within fifteen 
hundred feet of the boundary line of 
any public park, wholly or in part in 
the city. 

Section 112. Intoxicating Liquors.) 
It shall not be lawful for any person 
to sell or give away any spirituous, 
vinous, malt or other intoxicating 
liquors in any place in which public 
entertainments are given for gain, nor 
in any room or rooms connected with 
the same without a license or a special 
permit from the Mayor under a 
penalty of not more than one hundred 
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Section 2. That Sections 113 to 117, 
inclusive, of the Revised Municipal Code 
of Chicago of 1905; an ordinance relat- 
ing to frontage consents for places of 
amusement, passed by the City Council 
on December 21, 1908; an ordinance pro- 
hibiting the location of any place of 
amusement within two hundred feet of a 
church or building used exclusively for 
educational purposes, passed by the City 
Council on January 25, 1909; an ordi- 
nance requiring the securing of frontage 
and householders' consents for the loca- 
tion of amusement parks, passed by the 
City Council on May 24, 1909, together 
with all other ordinances and parts of 
ordinances inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, be and the 
same are hereby repealed. 



Section 3. This ordiannce shall be in 
full force and effect from and after 
January 1st, 1910. 

Aid. Dunn moved that a certain com- 
munication from the White City Con- 
struction Company with reference to cer- 
tain proposed fees for licenses for amuse- 
ment parks, deferred December 6, 1909, 
page 1917, be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council 
stood adjourned to meet on Monday, 
December 20, 1909, at 7:30 P. M. 




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JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 






Regular Meeting, Monday, December 20, 1909. 



7130 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Friday, De- 
cember 24, 1909. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor and 
Aid. Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Harding, 
Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, Mc- 
Kenna, Sheahan, Long, Snow, Merriam, 
Jones, Emerson, Fick, Egan, Hurt, Scul- 
ly, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zimmer, 
Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, 
Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, 
Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Krum- 
holz, Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, 
Clancy, C'app, Blencoe, Littler, Golom- 
biewski, Mueller, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, 
Nolan, Ryan and Forsberg. 

Absent — Aid. McCoid, Burns and 
Clark. 



QUORUM. 

At 7:30 P. M., a quorum being present, 
the Mayor called the Council to order. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed records of the regular meeting 
held Monday, December 13, 1909, and 
the adjourned regular meeting held Fri- 
day, December 17, 1909, as submitted 
by the Clerk, as the Journals of the Pro- 
ceedings of the said meetings, and to dis- 
pense with the reading of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lucas pre- 
sented resolutions as follows: 

Whereas, This Coui'ci) has learned 
with regret and sorrow of th<j death of 
former Alderman Edward 77. Stanwood, 
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of the old Thirteenth Ward from 1894 
to 1896; 

Resolved, That in the death of Edward 
W. Stanwood the City of Chicago has 
lost a valuable citizen, who served the 
people of this city as a faithful and ef- 
ficient public servant; 

Resolved, That in recognition of his 
services, these resolutions be spread upon 
the records of the City Council, and that 
a copy thereof, suitably engrossed, be 
presented to his bereaved family. 

Aid. Lucas moved to adopt the said 
resolutions. 

The motion was carried unanimously 
by a rising vote. 



MOTION TO RECONSIDER. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the Council, at its last 
preceding regular meeting, passed an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation of 
part of alley lying in the block bound- 
ed by IMorth avenue, Hamlin avenue, Col- 
umbia street and the right-of-way of the 
C, M. & St. P. Ry. Company (Block 
6, Subdivision of S. E. %, S. W. %, 
Section 35-40-13). 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to recommit the 
said ordinance to the Committee on Lo- 
cal Industries. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by His Honor, the Mayor, containing a 
list of the names of persons released from 
the House of Correction during the week 
ending December 18, 1909, together with 
the cause of each release; which was 
ordered , 

Placed on file. 



ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office,) 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. ( 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— In 1856 the City of Chi- 
cago built a hospital at an expense of 
$25,000 for the care of the city's sick. 
In 1858, this was taken over by the 
County Government, by reason of the be- 
lief that the maintenance of hospitals 
was the County's duty rather than the 
City's. In 1901 the Warden of the 
County Hospital refused county care for 
helpless and poor patients with delirium 
tremens, expressing the belief that this 
was the duty of the City. Gradually the 
City has established an ambulance sys- 
tem contributory to the hospitals, since 
the County has not seen fit to establish 
one. Ambulances are always hospital 
adjuncts and a part of hospital systems. 
The County Hospital has been so over- 
crowded for several years past in its 
contagious disease department, that a 
great many worthy cases could not se- j 
cure admission thereto. Therefore, your 
Honorable Body made provision last year 
for caring for diphtheria and measles 
at city expense. As a consequence of ' 
legislation by the last General Assem- 
bly and a referendum vote, the City is 
now making ready to supplement the 
County's provision for consumption with 
City provision for the same disease. The 
items are mentioned to show that gradu- 
ally, step by step, the City is undertaking 
to provide hospital facilities. 

Dr. Evans has directed my attention to 
the insufficient facilities for caring for 
scarlet fever in Chicago. He informs : 
me that there is less scarlet fever in i 
the city now than usual (909 cases in 
November, 1908, and 934 cases in De- 
cember, 1908, against 684 in November, 
1909, and 405 in December, 1909, up to 
and including December 17th), but that 
there is a far greater demand for hos- 
pital beds than formerly. This is due to 
two causes: first, an increasing desire 



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to go to hospitals when ill; second, the 
1 greater paralyzing of business and greater 
inconvenience from rigid quarantine. 
He informs me that there are today 34 
poor children sick from scarlet fever who 
want to go to a hospital and who should 
go to a hospital, and who cannot get into 
the County Hospital because there is no 
room. Were ample facilities provided, 
this figure could be supplemented by say- 
ing that there are one hundred more 
scarlet fever patients who would be far 
better off in, and who probably would 
want to go to, a hospital. 

A conference to consider this subject 
was held last Thursday in the office 
of the President of the Board of County 
Commissioners. Several members of the 
County Board there present contended 
that the City not only had the right, 
; but was charged with the duty of pro- 
viding practically all public hospital 
facilities. They contended that the sub- 
ject as to both these rights and duties 
was covered in the "Cities and Villages 
Act," Article 5, Section 1, Paragraphs 
76, 77 and 78, which had been upheld 
as to these particular questions, by the 
Supreme Court of Illinois, as shown by 
decisions in the 186 Illinois, page 480, 
and 228 Illinois, page 134. Further, 
| these gentlemen said that there were peo- 
ple who thought that in maintaining 
the County Hospital they were exceed- 
ing their authority, as the County Board 
had no right to maintain any hospital 
except as an adjunct to the poor house 
for the care of pauper cases exclusively. 

There is no question but that the com- 
munity must care for the needy sick, and 
especially those afflicted with contagious 
diseases, through some arm of govern- 
ment. It is not right that the innocent 
helpless child with scarlet fever should 
needlessly suffer. Nor is it right that 
the producing power of a poor family or 
a small business should be needlessly 
paralyzed by the strict quarantine that 
must be maintained when scarlet fever 
patients are cared for at home. Human- 



ity demands that provision should be 
made for such cases. It is wasteful to 
have two governmental agencies attempt- 
ing to perform the same service. The 
taxpayer must carry the load and a prop- 
er consideration of his rights demands 
that we do not institute any method that 
will make the load unduly burdensome. 
In order to prevent duplication of work 
as well as to save the suffering of the 
poor and particularly of children sick 
with scarlet fever it would seem to be 
wise to inquire closely into the law and 
the needs bearing on this question, so 
that it may be decided once for all who 
shall perform this community function 
and so that tax levies may be adjusted 
accordingly. 

If, as some representatives of the 
County Government contend, the County 
has no right to maintain hospital facili- 
ties except such as may be necessary as 
an adjunct to the poor house, and if this 
duty of maintaining hospitals devolves 
upon the City, obviously, then, some ar- 
rangement should be made whereby the 
City may take over the County Hospital 
and also secure the taxes now levied 
and collected and expended by the Coun- 
ty for maintaining hospital facilities. 
Therefore, I would respectfully recom- 
mend that your Honorable Body author- 
ize the Mayor to appoint a commission 
of seven to study this subject in all its 
aspects and to confer further with a 
similar commission representing the Coun- 
ty Government which, it was agreed in 
the conference of last Thursday, would 
be appointed; said commission to repre- 
sent the City Government, to be com- 
posed of the Health Commissioner, the 
Chief of the Contagious Diseases Divi- 
sion of the Health Department, the Cor- 
poration Counsel, the Chairman of the 
Finance Committee of the City Council 
and three other members of your Hon- 
able Body. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Fred A. Btjsse, 

Mayor. 



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Aid. Foreman moved that the said 
communication be placed on file and 
that the recommendation contained there- 
in be concurred in (to authorize the 
Mayor to appoint the said commission.) 

The motion prevailed. 

The Mayor thereupon appointed Aid. 
Foreman, Long and Cullerton as the 
members of the said commission. 

The following communication was sub- 
mitted with the said communication from 
His Honor, the Mayor: 

December 20, 1909. 

To the Honorable, the Board of Commis- 
sioners of Cook County. 

Gentlemen — For a number of years 
the question of caring for patients suf- 
fering with contagious diseases at the 
County Hospital has been the subject of 
frequent consideration. The law pre- 
cludes the county from expending money 
for the care of other than dependent and 
pauper cases. 

The County Hospital, however, has 
grown to be regarded as a general hos- 
pital not only for the poor but for all 
desiring admission, including emergency 
and contagious disease cases, and the hos- 
pital has endeavored to meet this situa- 
tion so far as its capacity and the 
finances of the county have permitted. 

The increased demand for hospital 
facilities and the constantly increasing 
rigid quarantine imposed by the health 
authorities have made it impossible for 
the County Hospital with its present 
capacity to receive all contagious dis- 
ease patients that have desired admis- 
sion. 

The question has again been raised by 
the city authorities who have demanded 
that in addition to the present service 
the County shall take care of all scarlet 
fever patients requiring hospital treat- 
ment without reference to their financial 
condition. The present Contagious Dis- 
eases Hospital which is a part of the 
County Hospital has room for 125 pa- 



tients and many similar cases are cared 
for in other departments. 

At a recent conference with Mayor 
Busse and officials of the City Health De- 
partment it was suggested that commis- 
sions be appointed representing the City 
Council and the County Board which 
should discuss ways and means of 
handling contagious disease cases. 

Pursuant to this suggestion Mayor 
Busse has prepared and will send to the 
City Council this evening a recommen- 
dation that a commission of seven be ap- 
pointed to confer with a like commission 
to be named by this Board. Upon agree- 
ment with the Mayor I attach hereto 
a copy of his communication which is to 
be presented to the City Council. 

I would respectfully recommend that 
your Honorable Body authorize me to ap- 
point a commission consisting of seven 
persons to represent the county in the 
conferences proposed by the Mayor be- 
tween the city and the county, such com- 
mission to be appointed in the event a 
like commission is authorized by the 
City Council. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. Busse, 

President . 



The following communication, which 
was ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on License: 

Chicago Motor-Cycle Club.") 
Chicago, December 20, 1909. f 

Honorable Fred Busse, Mayor, City of 
Chicago and City Council: 

Dear Sir — The undersigned Commit- 
tee, appointed by the Chicago Motor- 
Cycle Club, having met this afternoon 
for the purpose of requesting you to 
consider certain reasons why the tax of 
$10.00 on motor bicycles, passed by the 
City Council at its last meeting, should 
not be levied, respectfully urge that you 
withhold your signature from the ordi- 



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nance until such time as we are given an 
opportunity to appear before you. 

We respectfully ask you to appoint a 
time when it will be agreeable to you to 
let us present the matter personally. 
Very truly yours, 
C. H. Lang, 

Chairman. 
L. J. Leonard, 
Perrin B. Whitney, 
L. J. Berger, 
J. H. Whipple, 
A. C. Hall, 
R. S. Mattoon, 



R. D. Buell, 



ALSO, 



President. 



A communication as follows: 

Department of Finance,] 
Chicago, December 17, 1909. f 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

In accordance with the provisions of 
Sections 1,525 to 1,534, both inclusive, of 
Chapter 42, of the Revised Municipal 
Code of the City of Chicago, advertise- 
ments have been published inviting pro- 
posals for publishing those matters and 
things required by law or any ordinance 
of the City of Chicago to be published 
in a newspaper. 

Pursuant to such advertisements, bids 
were received and duly opened at eleven 
o'clock, Friday morning, December 17, 
1909. Such bids were as follows: 
Chicago Evening Post . . 3c per agate line 

Chicago Journal 3 l-3c per agate line 

Inter Ocean 8 c per agate line 

These bids were considered and the 
award of the city printing for the year 
1910 was made to the Chicago Evening 
Post, as the lowest reliable and respon- 
sible bidder, taking into consideration 
the circulation of said newspaper within 
the limits of the city. 



The approval of your Honorable Body 
of this award is requested. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 
Walter H. Wilson, 

Comptroller. 
B. W. Snow, 

Chairman of Finance Committee. 

Aid. Jones moved to approve the said 
award of the City printing for the year 
1910 to the Chicago Evening Post. 

The motion prevailed. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk submitted a report of 
acceptances and bonds under ordinances 
filed in his office since the last preceding 
regular meeting of the Council, which 
was ordered printed in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

The said report reads as follows: 

City Clerk's Office,") 
Chicago, December 20, 1909. f 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the 
provisions of the Revised Municipal Code 
I hereby make report of acceptances and 
bonds filed in this office since your last 
preceding meeting: 

Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad 
Company, acceptance ordinance passed 
November 29th, 1909, filed December 16, 
1909. 

Spaulding & Company. Acceptance 
and bond, ordinance of December 6, 1909, 
canopy, filed December 14, 1909. 

The W. L. Scott Co., and United States 
Brewing Co. Acceptance and bond, or- 
dinance of October 18th, amended No- 
vember 29th, 1909, switch track, filed 
December 15, 1909. 

The Metropolitan West Side Elevated 
Railway Co., Thos. W. Prior, and Na- 



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tional Surely Company, surety on bond 
of Thos. VY. Prior, consents to the pas- 
sage of ordinances of November 15th and 
22nd, 1909, filed December 20th, 1909. 
Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Francis D. Connery, 

City Clerk. 

ALSO, 

A communication from Dewitt Van 
Evera concerning the installation of 
warm-air-heating apparatus in school 
buildings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

ALSO, 

Claims as follows: Cla J ~a of Samuel 
Rusnak for a refund of overpayment of 
water taxes, and the claim of O. F. Sev- 
erson for a rebate of water taxes, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following resolutions adopted by 
the South Chicago Trades and Labor As- 
sembly, and resolutions adopted by a 
citizens' joint track elevation commit- 
tee of the 8th and 33d wards, calling for 
immediate action looking toward the ele- 
vation of railroad tracks in the 8th and 
33d wards and requesting the enforce- 
ment of the ordinances governing the 
speed limits of railroad trains within the 
city, which were referred to the Commit- 
tee on Track Elevation: 

South Chicago, 111., December 18, 1909. 

The following resolutions were unani- 
mously adopted at the regular meeting 
of the South Chicago Trades and Labor 
Assembly, held on Friday evening, De- 
cember 17, 1909: 
To the City Council of Chicago-. 

Whereas, During the past two years 
126 persons have lost their lives, in addi- 
tion to numbers injured, and much valu- 
able property in the nature of wagons 
and street cars destroyed, as the result of 
the large number of railroad grade cross- 
ings in the Calumet Region; and, 



Whereas, Right in the heart of South 
Chicago, a portion of the City of Chi- 
cago, trains on the Lake Shore and Fort 
Wayne Railroads dash across main 
streets at speeds of from thirty to fifty 
miles an hour; and 

Whereas, The state laws and city 
ordinances regulating the speed of rail- 
way trains crossing the streets on the 
grade are totally ignored and rendered a 
dead letter; and 

Whereas, The lives of ourselves and 
our families are constantly endangered 
by trains at grade crossings; therefore, 
be it 

Resolved, That the South Chicago 
Trades and Labor Asembly, in meeting 
assembled, call upon the Mayor and 
Aldermen of the City of Chicago to use 
every available means at their command 
in an effort to force all the railroads in 
said City of Chicago to immediately com- 
mence the work of elevating their tracks 
and push such work of track elevation to 
the earliest possible conclusion ; and be 
it further 

Resolved, That we call upon said 
Mayor and City Council to use all the 
powers at their command, without fear 
or favor, to the iitmost limit, in an 
effort to compel the steam railroads to 
obey the laws and ordinances governing 
the speed of trains approaching and 
crossing grade crossings until such time 
as the railroad tracks shall have been 
elevated. 

(Signed) Arthur W. Smith, 

Secretary S. C. T. d L. A. 

Communication presented by delega- 
tion of citizens of Eighth and Thirty- 
third Wards, Saturday, December 18th, 
1909. 

To the Mayor and City Council of Chi- 
cago: 

This joint committee appointed at 
mass meetings held respectively at Rus- 
sell Square, Eighth Ward, Wednesday, 
December 15th, and Palmer Park, Thirty- 
third Ward, Thursday, December 16th, 






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representing over 100,000 people of the 
south end of the City of Chicago, (its 
most rapidly growing section) herewith 
presents the following statement of facts 
and the following demand: 

Statistics of the County Coroner's of- 
fice show that railroads in the south end 
of Chicago, operated across streets at 
grade, killed in the year 1908 seventy- 
one persons. The records show that dur- 
ing the first ten months of 1909 these 
railroads killed fifty-six persons in this 
section or one hundred and twenty- 
seven during the last twenty-two months, 
#n average of six per month. During the 
past ten years, a most conservative esti- 
mate places the total number of our 
people killed by railroads at five hun- 
dred. This appalling aggregate exceeds 
in horror any state or national calamity 
of the last decade. With a proven aver- 
age of six crippled for every one killed, 
the casualties for the past ten years 
aggregate 3,000 crippled fellow human 
beings, in addition to the deaths. 

We understand that the city has not 
power under its present charter to 
compel track elevation. Ordinances to 
be legal and binding must be accepted by 
the railroads. We submit this proof 
that the time has come when it will be 
cheaper for the railroads to elevate than 
to continue to kill people. The legisla- 
ture of this state has set the market 
value of a human life at ten thousand 
dollars. With seventy-one deaths per 
annum, the number of human beings 
destroyed in our section amounts in dol- 
lars and cents to $710,000.00' per year. 
This is interest at four per cent on $17,- 
500,000, three or four times what it will 
cost to elevate all the tracks in this end 
of the city not at present under ordi- 
nance. 

We understand that track elevation in 
this city is a gigantic task, but most of 
it has been accomplished, some of it in 
our own section. The delay after 
negotiations are started runs into years. 



The vast majority of our people feel 
most keenly on this matter. They are 
not versed in the intricacies of the law 
and its necessary negotiations, but they 
all know death when they see it. So 
high is the tide of anger aroused by the 
local grade crossing slaughter that we 
fear serious developments should the 
matter of track elevation be further post- 
poned or ignored; for no corporation or 
public official can dare to flout with 
impunity manifest public indignation. 

We therefore respectfully respresent 
that immediate track elevation through- 
out our section will not only be a sound 
financial policy for the railroads, but we 
also appeal to your Honorable Body in 
the name of humanity to take steps at 
once to end this aAvful slaughter, to open 
negotiations at once with the railroads 
affected, and to draft and have passed 
and accepted the necessary ordinances to 
the end that the present grade-crossing 
death traps in our territory be abolished 
as soon as it is physically possible to 
do so. 

Some four years ago Aid. Bihl had an 
order passed by the Council directing the 
track elevation department to prepare 
ordinances for the elevation of all tracks 
in the Thirty-third Ward not already 
provided for. As far as we have been 
able to discover, absolutely nothing has 
been done in this matter for four years; 
meanwhile, nearly three hundred of our 
people have been slaughtered by the rail- 
roads and countless crippled, martyrs to 
this delay. 

A few weeks ago Aid. Emerson had a 
similar order passed for the Eighth 
Ward. To the end that this order shall 
not suffer the same procrastination, and 
to the end that the enormity of the dan- 
ger and the deadly and certain toll of 
six deaths a month will spur your 
Honorable Body to immediate and effec- 
tive action, we herewith submit this 
protest and this demand. 



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Eighth and Thirty-third Ward Joint 
Track Elevation Committee. 



(Signed) 



Henry W. Lee, 

Chairman. 

E. L. C. Morse, 

Secretary. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by the City Collector, containing a list 
of organizations to whom special "bar 
permits" were issued (under the ordi- 
nance of June 11, 1906), since the last 
preceding regular meeting of the Coun- 
cil; which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented duplicate pay rolls 
submitted by the City Comptroller for 
the month of November, 1909, which were 
ordered 

Placed on file. 

also, 
A communication as follows: 

Department of Finance,) 
Chicago, December 20, 1909. j" 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Alder- 
men in City Council Assembled: 
Gentlemen — As required by Section 
31 of the Revised Municipal Code, I 
have the honor to submit herewith in de- 
tail estimates of the funds necessary to 
defray the expenses of the city govern- 
1 ent during the fiscal year of 1910; an 
estimate of the revenue for the year 
1910; the amount of unexpended appro- 
priations of 1909 to be carried forward 
on account of uncompleted contract lia- 
bilities; a statement of the revenue for 
the year 1909 from all sources; and the 
amount of liabilities outstanding upon 
which interest is to be paid, including 
bonds and city debts payable during the 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Walter H. Wilson, 

Comptroller. 



Aid. Snow moved to refer the said 
communication, together with the esti- 
mates transmitted therewith, to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication submitted by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works: 

Department of Public Works,] 
Chicago, December 20, 1909. C 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council : 

Gentlemen — Bids were received by 
this department for the repairs and re- 
construction of the Madison street bridge 
and were tabulated by the City Engineer. 
The lowest bid as shown by the said 
tabulation is from the Roemheld Con- 
struction Company for the sum of 
$25,573.00, the work to be completed 
within thirty days after contract is 
signed and delivered. 

It is important that the contract be 
awarded without delay and in order to 
cover the difference between the appro- 
priation available and the amount bid it 
will be necessary to secure an additional 
appropriation of $2,000.00. This addi- 
tional appropriation of $2,000.00 con- 
sists of $573.00 in excess of the $25,- 
000.00 already appropriated, and the bal- 
ance of the $2,000.00— $1,427.00 is for 
engineering and inspection by the city. 

As soon as the work is started on this 
bridge it will be proceeded with day and 
night with three shifts until completed. 

In view of the above I respectfully ask 
that the sum of $2,000.00 be taken from 
the $5,000.00 appropriated for the build- 
ing of a pontoon bridge at Madison 
street. 

Very respectfully, 

(Signed) -^ John J. Hanberg, 

Commissioner. 

Aid. Conlon moved to pass the order 
submitted with the said communication. 



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The motion prevailed and the said 
order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Prmgle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, Long, Snow, Mer- 
riam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Bedwanz, Krum- 
holz, Thomson, Dunn, Beinberg, Lipps, 
I Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golom- 
i biewski, Mueller, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Beading, 
Nolan, Kyan, Forsberg — 66. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 



Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to transfer the sum of two thousand 
dollars ($2,000) from account Pontoon 
Bridge at Madison street to account Re- 
pairs to Madison street bridge. 

also, 

A communication as follows, which 
was referred to a joint committee to con- 
sist of the Committees on Local Trans- 
portation and Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges : 

Department of Public Works,) 
Chicago, December 20, 1909. C • 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — In regard to the removal 
of the Lake street bridge which has been 
ordered by the United States Govern- 
ment, the removal to be completed by De- 
cember 31st, 1910, I beg to call attention 
to the fact that if this plan is carried 
out under conditions as they exist at the 
present time the public in general and 
the business interests in the adjacent 
territory in particular will be incon- 
venienced very seriously. 



At the public hearing on May 6th, 
1909, before the United States Engineer, 
Officer in this City relative to the re- 
moval of the bridge attention was called 
to the heavy traffic passing over the 
Lake street bridge and the increased 
congestion on the adjoining streets which 
would result if the Lake street bridge 
were taken out before the completion of 
a new bridge over the river at Washing- 
ton street. When the Madison street 
bridge was put out of commission on 
the 25th of November the situation be- 
came greatly aggravated and the difficul- 
ties that will be encountered if the Lake 
street bridge is removed before adequate 
river crossings at the adjoining streets 
are provided can very readily be antici- 
pated. The desirability of making such 
river improvements as will facilitate the 
movements of larger vessels in the river 
and increase marine shipping is unques- 
tioned, but, on the other hand, it must 
be admitted that there are other inter- 
ests in the City of Chicago, not directly 
connected with the navigation on the 
river, which should not be entirely over- 
looked and it would not be just or rea- 
sonable to favor one class of people or 
one branch of commerce at the expense 
or detriment of another. 

At the present time a traction tunnel 
under the river is in course of construc- 
tion at Washington street, the comple- 
tion of which will require eight or nine 
months time and it will be impracticable 
to do any work in connection with the 
foundations for a new bridge at this 
point until the tunnel work is finished. 
If the construction of the new Washing- 
ton street bridge can be commenced im- 
mediately after the tunnel is completed 
the bridge will be ready for traffic on or 
before June 1st, 1912. 

I respectfully recommend that this 
matter be laid before the Committees on 
Local Transportation and Harbors, 
Wharves and Bridges, with a view of ob- 
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authorities for the removal of the Lake 
street bridge until June 1, 1912. 
Very truly yours, 
(Signed) John J. Hanberg, 

Commissioner. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Department of Public Works,] 
Chicago, December 20, 1909. ( 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council : 

Gentlemen — I beg to advise you that 
on December 6th, 1909, bids were re- 
ceived by this department for steam tug 
service during the period from January 
1st to March 31st, 1910, under specifica- 
tions prepared by the department. The 
bids are as follows: 

DUNHAM TOWING AND WRECKING CO. 

Regular tug service $1,400.00 

Two-mile crib service 800.00 

Extra two-mile crib tug (per 

hour) 6.00 

GREAT LAKES DREDGE AND DOCK CO. 

Regular tug service $2,500.00 

Two-mile crib service 2,200.00 

Extra two-mile crib tug (per 

hour) . 8.50 

In order that the Commissioner of 
Public Works may be authorized to enter 
into a contract for this tug service I re- 
spectfully recommend that the enclosed 
order authorizing the Commissioner to 
let the contract for said service to the 
Dunham Towing & Wrecking Co. at the 
prices bid and stated in said order be 
passed. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) John J. Hanberg, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
By Paul Redieske, 
Deputy Commissioner. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the order 

submitted with the said communication. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 



order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey 
McKenna, Sheahan, Long, Snow, Mer 
riam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Egan, Hurt 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg. 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Krum 
holz, Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps 
Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golom 
biewski, Mueller, Mclnerney, Roberts 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading 
Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg — 06. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to enter into a 
contract with the Dunham Towing & 
Wrecking Company for steam tug service 
during the period from January 1 to 
March 31, 1910, in accordance with the 
specifications therefor on file in the De- 
partment of Public Works and the pro- 
posal of said Dunham Towing & Wreck- 
ing Company, dated December 6, 1909, 
at prices not to exceed the following: 
For the tug "William A. Field" as regu- 
lar tug, $1,400.00 per month; for the tug 
"Arthur D" as two mile crib tug, $800.00 
per month; for the tug "Hackley'' as 
*extra two mile crib tug, $6.00 per hour 
of actual service. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Department of Public WorksO 
Chicago, December 20, 1909. j" 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council : 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith an 
ordinance containing a list of elevations 
above City datum for concrete standard 
bench monuments, Nos. 133 to 151, inclu- 
sive, as determined by the exact levels 



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run by the Division of Standard Bench 
Monuments in the Bureau of Sewers. 

This ordinance- has been approved by 
the Corporation Counsel, and I respect- 
fully ask that the same be passed. 
Very truly yours, 
(Signed) John J. Hanberg, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
By Paul Redieske, 
Deputy Commissioner. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the ordinance submitted 
with the said communication. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, Long, Snow, Mer- 
riam, Jones, Emerson, Fiek, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Krum- 
holz, Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, 
Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golom- 
biewski, Mueller, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns. Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, 
Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg — 66. 

Nays — Nona 

The following is the said ordinance as 



an ordinance 
Establishing the number to be given to 
certain concrete standard bench monu- 
ments herein described; their location 
in sundry streets in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois; and the exact elevation above 
city datum of the bench point in each 
monument; said bench point being the 
top of the copper rod showing at the 
surface of the concrete under the iron 
cover. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Concrete Standard 
Bench Monuments Numbered 133, 134, 
135, 130, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 
143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150 
and 151 be and the same are hereby de- 
scribed, located and established as fol- 
lows, to- wit: 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Thirty-three (133) located at a point 
thirteen and three tenths (13.3) feet 
south of the north line of West 103rd 
street and twelve (12) feet easterly of 
the westerly line of Charles street; the 
bench point thereof, (or top of copper 
rod showing at the surface of the con- 
crete under the iron cover), having an 
elevation of thirty-eight and nine hun- 
dred and fifty-three thousandths (38.953) 
feet above city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Thirty-four (134) located at a point 
twelve (12) feet north of the south line 
of West 103rd street and seven and three 
tenths (7.3) feet west of the east line 
of South Seeley avenue; the bench point 
thereof, (or top of the copper rod show- 
ing at the surface of the concrete under 
the iron cover), having an elevation of 
seventy-eight and nine hundred and seven 
thousandths (78.907) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Thirty- five (135) located at a point one 
hundred and thirty- four (134) feet east 
of the west line of Michigan avenue 
boulevard and forty- four (44) feet south 
of the south line of Harmon place pro- 
duced from the west; the bench point 
thereof, (or top of copper rod showing 
at the surface of the concrete under the 
iron cover), having an elevation of four- 
teen and seven hundred and forty-two 
thousandths (14.742) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Thirty-six (136) located at a point 
eleven and five tenths (11.5) feet south 
of the north line of 113th street and 



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twelve and three tenths (12.3) feet east 
of the east line of Green Bay avenue; the 
bench point thereof, (or top of copper 
rod showing at the surface of the con- 
crete under the iron cover), having an 
elevation of four and two hundred and 
seventy-eight thousandths (4,278) feet 
above city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Thirty-seven (137) located at a point 
eight (8) feet west of the east line of 
Buffalo avenue and four (4) feet south 
of the south line of 117th street; the 
bench point thereof, (or top of copper 
rod showing at the surface of the con- 
crete under the iron cover), having an 



I, 



sandths (4.098) feet above city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Thirty-eight (138) located at a point 
six nundred and fifty-six (656) feet 
south of the north line of 122nd street 
and fifty-eight and five tenths (58.5) feet 
east of the west line of Carondolet ave- 
nue; the bench point thereof, (or top 
of copper rod showing at the surface 
of the concrete under the iron cover), 
having an elevation of four and five hun- 
dred and fifty-eight thousandths (4.558) 
feet above city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Thirty-nine (139) located at a point 
twelve and three tenths (12.3) feet west 
of the east line of Houston avenue and 
fifteen (15) feet south of the south line 
of 130th street; the bench point thereof, 
(or top of copper rod showing at the 
surface of the concrete under the iron 
cover ) , having an elevation of five and 
three hundred and fifty-eight thousandths 
(5.358) feet above city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Forty (140) located at a point nine (9) 
feet east of the west line of Buffalo 
avenue and five (5) feet south of the 
south line of 134th street; the bench 
point thereof, (or top of copper rod 
showing at the surface of the concrete 
under the iron cover ) , having an eleva- 
tion of seven and six hundred and ninety 



thousandths (7.690) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Forty-one (141) located at a point twelve 
and seven tenths (12.7) feet south of the 
north line of 114th street and four hun- 
dred and one (401) feet west of the 
west line of Torrence avenue; the bench 
point thereof, (or top of copper rod 
showing at the surface of the concrete 
under the iron cover), having an eleva- 
tion of six and three hundred and twen- 
ey-nine thousandths (6,329) feet above 
city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Forty-two (142) located at a point ten 
and five tenths ( 10.5 ) feet east of the 
west line of Fulton avenue and seventeen 
and four tenths (17.4) feet south of the 
south line of 111th street; the bench 
point thereof, (or top of copper rod 
showing at the surface of the concrete 
under the iron cover), having an eleva- 
tion of nine and eight hundred thou- 
sandths (9,800) feet above city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Forty-three (143) located at a point 
thirteen and four tenths (13.4) feet west 
of the east line of South State street and 
ten (10) feet south of the north line of 
111th street; the bench point thereof, 
(or top of copper rod showing at the 
surface of the concrete under the iron 
cover), having an elevation of twenty- 
seven and six hundred and sixty-four 
thousandths (27.664) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Forty-four (144) located at a point 
seven and five tenths (7.5) feet south of 
the north line of 111th street and fifty- 
eight (58) feet east of the east line of 
South Halsted street; the bench point 
thereof, (or top of copper rod showinsr at 
the surface of the concrete und^r the 
iron cover), having an elevation of 
thirty-five and two hundred and fifty-two 
thousandths (35.252) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 



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Forty-five (145) located at a point four- 
teen (14) feet south of the north line of 
Kensington avenue and twenty-four and 
three tenths (24.3) feet east of the east 
I line of Stephenson avenue ; the bench 
i point thereof, (or top of copper rod 
showing at the surface of the concrete 
under the iron cover ) , having an eleva- 
tion of eight and eight hundred and 
seventy-eight thousandths (8.878) feet 
above city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Forty-six ( 146 ) located at a point nine- 
teen and three tenths (19.3) feet west of 
the east line of South State street and 
seven (7) feet north of the north line of 
119th street; the bench point thereof, 
(or top of copper rod showing at the sur- 
face of the concrete under the iron 
cover), having an elevation of twenty- 
six and nine hundred and eighty-four 
thousandths (26.984) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Forty-seven (147) located at a point 
seven (7) feet east of the west line of 
South Halsted street and fourteen and six 
tenths (14.6) feet north of the north line 
of West 119th street; the bench point 
thereof, (or top of copper rod showing 
at the surface of the concrete under the 
iron cover ) , having an elevation of 
thirty-four and three hundred and fifty- 
seven thousandths (34.357) feet above 
city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Forty-eight ( 148 ) located at a point 
nine feet south of the north line of 'West 
119th street and ten and three tenths 
( 10.3 ) feet west of the east line of South 
Ashland avenue; the bench point there- 
of, (or top of copper rod showing at the 
surface of the concrete under the iron 
cover ) , having an elevation of thirty and 
nine hundred and thirty-nine thou- 
sandths (30.939) feet above city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred* and 
Forty-nine (149) located at a point 
twenty-nine (29) feet east of the center 
line of South Halsted street and twenty 



(20) feet southerly of the center line of 
Blue Island Road; the bench point there- 
of, (or top of copper rod showing at the 
surface of the concrete under the iron 
cover), having an elevation of twenty- 
two and nine hundred and eighty-two 
thousandths (22.982) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Fifty (150) located at a point eight (8) 
feet west of the east line of Michigan 
avenue and six (6) feet north of the 
north line of 127th street; the bench 
point thereof, (or top of copper rod show- 
ing at the surface of the concrete under 
the iron cover ) , having an elevation of 
twenty and nine hundred and ten thou- 
sandths (20.910) feet above city datum. 

Monument Number One Hundred and 
Fifty-one (151) located at a point nine 
and five tenths (9.5) feet north of the 
south line of 134th street and four and 
four tenths (4.4) feet east of the east 
line of Indiana avenue; the bench point 
thereof, (or top of copper rod showing 
at the surface of the concrete under the 
iron cover), having an elevation of eleven 
and eight hundred and fifty thousandths 
(11.850) feet above city datum. 

Section 2. The height as above fixed 
shall refer in each and every case to the 
bench point, or top of copper rod in each 
monument, that shows at the surface of 
the concrete under the iron cover, and 
shall be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D. Eigh- 
teen Hundred and Forty-seven ( 1847 ) , 
established by the Board of Trustees of 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal ; adopted 
by the late Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, and now represented by 
the ordinance of July eleventh (11), 
A. D. Eighteen Hundred and Ninety- 
eight (1898), relating to the corrected 
elevation of the Old Lind Block bench 
mark above city datum. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



December 20, 1909. 



CORPORATION COUNSEL. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication submitted by the Corporation 
Counsel : 

Office of the Corporation Counsel,] 
December 18, 1909.C 

Hon. Francis D. Connery, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir — Your favor of the 14th inst. 
enclosing copy of an order passed by the 
City Council on the 13th inst. directing 
the Corporation Counsel to draft, an ordi- 
nance to compel property owners or ten- 
ants to remove snow and ice on side- 
walks in front of property, has been re- 
ferred to me for reply. 

In investigating tbe law relative to 
the power of tbe City of Chicago to 
enforce such an ordinance, before draft- 
ing the same, I find that the Supreme 
Court of this State in the case of Asahil 
Gridley vs. the City of Bloom ington, 88 
111. 554, in which the question arose as 
to the enforcement of an ordinance which 
provided that "whoever, being the occu- 
pant of any occupied premises, or the 
owner of any vacant premises shall suffer 
any snow to remain on any sidewalk or 
footway adjacent thereto longer than six 
hours from the time it ceases falling, or 
if the cessation be in the night time, 
then longer than six hours after sunrise 
on the next morning, shall be fined five 
dollars, and be subject to a like penalty 
for each day such snow so remains after 
the first penalty has been incurred," 
said: 

"It is plain defendant has no other 
interest in the street in front of his 
premises than any other citizen of the 
municipality. The same is true of tbe 
sidewalk. It is a part of the street set 
apart for the exclusive use of persona 
traveling on foot, and is as much under 
the control of the municipal government 
as the street itself. The owner of the lot 
is under no more obligation to keep the 
sidewalk free from obstructions than he 
is the street in front of his premises. 
He may not himself obstruct either so as 



to impede travel on foot or in carriages. 
It will be conceded the citizen is not 
bound to keep the street in front of his 
premises free from snow or anything else 
that might impede travel; then, upon 
what principle can he be fined for not 
removing snow or other obstruction from 
the sidewalk in which he has no interest 
other than ichat he has in common with 
all other persons resident in the city?" 

This same doctrine was followed by 
the Supreme Court in the case of City 
of Chicago v. O'Brien, 111 111. 532. 

I am, therefore, of the opinion that the 
city has no power to enforce an ordi- 
nance to compel the removal of snow and 
ice from the sidewalks. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 
Yours truly, 

(Signed) 0. C. Bruhlman, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved : 

Edward J. Brundage, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the said 
communication be published and referred 
to the Committee on State Legislation. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary be instructed also to 
consider the subject matter contained in 
the said communication. 

The motion prevailed. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication submitted by the Board of 
Education: 

Board of Education, 
Chicago, 111., December 16, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 

Aldermen, of the City of Chicago, in 

Ctty Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — By direction of the Board 
of Education Of the City of Chicago we 
submit below estimates of the amount to 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



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be provided for in the tax levy of 1910 
for school purposes, as follows : 

For building purposes $ 4,000,000.00 

For estimated loss and cost 
of collection 160,000.00 



Total for building pur- 
poses $ 4,160,000.00 



For educational purposes. .$13,650,000.00 
For estimated loss and cost 

of collection 546,000.00 



Total for educational 

purposes $14,196,000.00 



For indebtedness account: 

For bonds $5,000.00 

For interest 1,225.00 

For estimated loss and cost of 

collection 250.00 



Total $6,475.00 



A certified copy of the report of the 
Board is herewith enclosed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) By Alfred R. Urion, 

President. 
Attest : 
(Signed) Lewis E. Larson, 

Secretary. 

Aid. Snow moved to refer the said 
communication and attached report to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

A request of the Board of Education 
for an order correcting description of 
property known as the Delano School 
site, and a request for an appropriation 
for additional toilet facilities at the 
Calumet High School, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been referred (December 13, 1909, 
page 2025) bids from certain national and state banks doing business within the 
city, for interest upon city deposits for the year 1910, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an ordinance submitted therewith, designating city deposi- 
tories for 1910. 

Unanimous consent was given for the consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the said report and to pass the said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Harding, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Daily, Mc- 
Kenna, Sheahan, Long, Snow, Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Egan, Hurt, Scully, 
Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, 
Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, 
Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Mclnerney, Roberts, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg — 66. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller be and he is hereby authorized to accept 



2170 reports of committees. December 20, 1000. 

the bids of the following named banks to act as depositories for city funds for the 
year 1910, in the amount set opposite their respective names: 

NATIONAL BANKS Amount. 

Commercial National Bank $ 785,000.00 

The Continental National Bank 1,000,000.00 

The First National Bank of Chicago 1,000,000.00 

First National Bank of Englewood 125,000.00 

Fort Dearborn National Bank 600,000.00 

The Hamilton National Bank 312,500.00 

The Monroe National Bank of Chicago 160,000.00 

The National Bank of the Republic of Chicago 1,000,000.00 

The National City Bank of Chicago 750,000.00 

The National Produce Bank of Chicago 150,000.00 

Prairie National Bank 100,000.00 

STATE BANKS — ; 

The American Trust & Savings Bank 1,000,000.00 

Austin State Bank 47,500.00 

Central Trust Co. of Illinois 1,000,000.00 

Chicago City Bank 250,000.00 

• Chicago Savings Bank & Trust Co : 275,000.00 

Colonial Trust & Savings Bank 500,000.00 

Drexel State Bank 100,000.00 

Englewood State Bank 100,000.00 

Farwell Trust Co 500,000.00 

First Trust & Savings Bank 1,000,000.00 

Foreman Bros. Banking Co 750,000.00 

Harris Trust & Savings Bank 1,000,000.00 

The Hibernian Banking Association 500,000.00 

Illinois Trust & Savings Bank : 1,000,000.00 

Kenwood Trust & Savings Bank 100,000.00 

North Avenue State Bank 100,000.00 

North Side State Savings Bank 25,000.00 

Northwestern Trust & Savings Bank 112,500.00 

Peoples Stock Yards State Bank 150,000.00 

The Prairie State Bank 100,000.00 

The Pullman Trust & Savings Bank 100,000.00 

The Roseland State Savings Bank 50,000.00 

Security Bank of Chicago 200,000.00 

South Chicago Savings Bank 100,000.00 

South Side State Bank of Chicago 100,000.00 

State Bank of Chicago 1,000,000.00 

Stockmen's Trust & Savings Bank 100,000.00 

Union Bank of Chicago 100,000.00 

Union Trust Co 500,000.00 

Wendell State Bank 25,000.00 

Western Trust & Savings Bank 575,000.00 

Woodlawn Trust & Savings Bank 100,000.00 



In connection with the foregoing ordinance the Clerk, by unanimous consent, 
presented the following communication from the City Comptroller: 



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December 20, 1909. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2171 



Chicago, December 20, 1909. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — The following banks accepted as depository banks for city funds 

by your Honorable Body, December 20th, 1909, have respectfully submitted for 

approval surety bonds in amount, legal form and surety as required by law, which 

are herewith transmitted: 

national banks — Amount of Deposit. Bond. 

Commercial National Bank $ 785,000.00 $ 785,000.00 

The Continental National Bank 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 

The First National Bank of Chicago 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 

First National Bank of Englewood 125,000.00 125,000.00 

Fort Dearborn National Bank 600,000.00 675,000.00 

The Hamilton National Bank 312,500.00 312,500.00 

The Monroe National Bank of Chicago 160,000.00 160,000.00 

The National Bank of the Republic of Chicago. . 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 

The National City Bank of Chicago 750,000.00 750,000.00 

The National Produce Bank of Chicago 150,000.00 150,000.00 

Prairie National Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

state banks — 

The American Trust & Savings Bank 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 

Austin State Bank 47,500.00 50,000.00 

Central Trust Co. of Illinois 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 

Chicago City Bank 250,000.00 250,000.00 

•Chicago Savings Bank & Trust Co 275,000.00 300,000.00 

Colonial Trust & Savings Bank 500,000.00 500,000.00 

Drexel State Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Englewood State Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Farwell Trust Co 500,000.00 500,000.00 

First Trust & Savings Bank 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 

Foreman Bros. Banking Co 750,000.00 750,000.00 

Harris Trust & Savings Bank 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 

The Hibernian Banking Association 500,000.00 500,000.00 

Illinois Trust & Savings Bank 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 

Kenwood Trust & Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

North Avenue State Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

North Side State Savings Bank 25,000.00 25,000.00 

Northwestern Trust & Savings Bank 112,500.00 125,000.00 

Peoples Stock Yards State Bank ' 150,000.00 150,000.00 

The Prairie State Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

The Pullman Trust & Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

The Roseland State Savings Bank 50,000.00 50,000.00 

Security Bank of Chicago 200,000.00 200,000.00 

South Chicago Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

South Side State Bank of Chicago 100,000.00 100,000.00 

State Bank of Chicago 1,000,000.00 1,000.000.00 

Stockmen's Trust & Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Union Bank of Chicago 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Union Trust Co 500,000.00 500,000.00 

Wendell State Bank 25,000.00 25,000.00 

Western Trust & Savings Bank 575,000.00 600,000.00 

Woodlawn Trust & Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Yours truly, (Signed) Walter H. Wilson, 

Comptroller. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



December 20, 1909. 



Aid. Snow moved to approve the said 
bonds submitted with the foregoing com- 
munication. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
bonds were approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Conghlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, Long, Snow, Mer- 
riam, Jones, Emerson, Tick, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts. Brenna'n, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bau- 
ler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, 
Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Bihl, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg — 64. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works asking for an 
appropriation to remove Blackhawk and 
Weed Street bridges (referred November 
29th, 1909), having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following or- 
dinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of tht 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is hereby 
appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1909 for the purpose 
of removing Blackhawk Street and Weed 
Street bridges the sum of eight thousand 
< $8,000.00) dollars. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 



force and effect from and after its pas 
sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol-| 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub-! 
lished : 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com-r 
missioner of Health in re authority to 
pay salaries of one bacteriologist and 
one messenger, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner' of 
Health be and he is hereby authorized, 
in accordance with his request of No- 
vember 10th, 1909, attached hereto, to 
pay the salary of one bacteriologist from 
October 26th, 1909, at the rate of six- 
teen hundred ($1,600.00) dollars per 
annum, and one messenger from Novem- 
ber 1st, 1909, at the rate of four hun- 
dred eighty ($480.00) dollars per annum, 
from appropriation for the Health De- 
partment, Fund 25 T. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman, j 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol-; 
lowing report, which' was, on motion of; 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 

was referred claim of James Barsaloux 

for repairing sewer connection at 214 



December 20, 1909. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2173 



East Sixty-third street, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend tbe passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That tbe City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to James G. Barsaloux the sum of 
forty-eight and seven one-hundredths 
($48.07) dollars, same to be in full for 
all claims for money expended for con- 
necting sewer at 214 East Sixty-third 
street, and charge same to the Finance 
Committee Fund, appropriations 1909. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel, dated December 17th, 1909, at- 
tached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

I ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Electrician in re payment of salary to 
Charles E. Fowler, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby authorized to allow 
fifteen days pay to Charles E. Fowler, 
arc lamp trimmer, while absent on ac- 
count of injuries received in the dis- 
charge of his duties, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from appro- 
priations for the Electrical Department. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 



lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Phillip Koehler for 
refund, laying drain stub (referred Octo- 
ber 26th, 1909), having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to Phillip Koehler the sum of fif- 
teen ($15.00) dollars, same to be in full 
of all claims for relaying defective drain 
stub in front of 5647 Wabash avenue, 
and charge same to the Finance Commit- 
tee Fund, appropriations 1909. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of G. H. Martin for 
refund of vehicle license (referred No- 
vember 8, 1909), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to refund to Dr. G. H. Martin the sum of 
twelve ($12.00) dollars, paid for auto- 
mobile license No. 1371, from Miscellane- 
ous Receipts for the year 1909. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



December 20. 1909. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Nilson Brothers 
for refund of permit fees (referred Sep- 
tember 27th, 1909), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to Nilson Brothers the sum of 
fifteen ($15.00) dollars, being a refund 
of $7.50 paid for sewerage permit No. 
30351 and $7.50 charged against street 
deposit No. 13123 for work done to con- 
nect sewer at church at 2945 Winnemac 
avenue, and charge same to Finance 
Committee Fund, appropriations 1909. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Smith Brothers 
for refund of public cart licenses (re- 
ferred November 15th, 1909), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to Smith Brothers from Miscella- 
neous Receipts for the year 1909, the 
sum of thirteen and fifty one-hundredths 



($13.50) dollars, being refund on single , 
public cart license 2134 and double pub- 
lic cart licenses Nos. 578, 579 and 580. [ 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- | 
lished : 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Wendnagel & Co. 
for refund of duplicate building permit 
fee, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: | 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be ; 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to Wendnagel & Co. the sum of 
ten ($10.00) dollars same being dupli- 
cate payment under building permit No. 
648 for building tanks, permit No. 783 
having been issued for the same work, 
and charge same to Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1909. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of Peter Kalter and 
Jeremiah Sample (re-referred Dec. 6th, 
1909), James W. Burke and Michael L. | 
Carmody (referred October 18th, 1909). ' 
Michael Schaven (referred October 26, 
1909) and Benjamin A. Tredick (referred 



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2175 



November 1st, 1909) for wages, Having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in favor of the following named persons 
in the amounts set opposite their names, 
for wages deducted on account of ab- 
sence from duties in the Bureaus indi- 
cated, because of illness, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
the appropriations for the Bureaus 
named : 

Peter Kalter, yardman 23d Ward. $65.32 
Jeremiah Sample, timekeeper, Bu- 
reau of Sewers 83.33 

James W. Burke, water inspector. 48.75 
Michael L. Carmody, water inspec- 
tor 48.75 

Michael Schaven, Bureau of Maps. 58.00 
Benjamin A. Trediek, water inspec- 
tor 55.25 

Respectfully submitted, ? 

(Signed) • B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
had been referred claim of Herman A. 
Yates for damages to window (referred 
April 26th, 1909), (adverse opinion of 
the Corporation Counsel attached); M. J. 
Madigan for broken service pipe (re- 
ferred September 27, 1909); J. W. Mur- 
phy for wages (re-referred November 29th, 
1909); Frank Carlson for locating water 
main (referred October 26th, 1909); M. 
C. Belikan for repairing water tap (re- 
ferred November 1, 1909), and Thomas 
White for refund of coal hole permit 
fee (referred November 8, 1909), (ad- 
verse recommendations of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works attached) ; 



Thomas Baldwin for wages (referred 
November 8th, 1909), (adverse recom- 
mendation of the General Superintendent 
of Police attached) ; Bernard J. Larking 
for wages (referred November 8th, 
1909); A. Haeloff for special assessment 
refund (referred November 15th, 1909), 
(claim withdrawn); Edward Flathan for 
wages (referred November 15th, 1909), 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that 
the same be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, ? 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the said 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Richert, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

, Chicago, December 17, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred (December 6, page 1920), 
request of Board of Education to rescind 
action, appropriating $500,000 for Com- 
mercial High School (order passed June 
27th, 1904) having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That an order passed June 
27th, 1904, pages 738, 739, Council Pro- 
ceedings, appropriating $500,000 for erec- 
tion of High School of Commerce, 
$50,000 of which for immediate use, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, except 
as to the amount $5,073.67 of the 
$50,000 which has been expended. 

Respectfully submitted, ? 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



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ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Richert, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 17, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred (November 22, 1909, page 
1758) request of Board of Education to 
rescind action for the sale of school site 
at Mohawk and Menominee streets (or- 
dinance passed June 29th, 1908, page 
931, Council Proceedings), having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Sfction 1. That the ordinance passed 
by the City Council on June 29th, 1908, 
page 931, Council Proceedings, author- 
izing the sale of school site at Mohawk 
and Menominee streets, be and the same 
is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 



Respectfully submitted, ? 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Richert, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 17, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred (November 22, 1909, page 
1758) request of Board of Education for 
repeal of ordinances for sale of school 
property at Martin and 107th street; 
Elizabeth and 101st streets; Wabash ave- 
nue and 41st street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 



and recommend the passage of the fol- ; 

lowing ordinances : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the- \ 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed 
March 29th, 1909, page 3G54, Council Pro- 
ceedings, authorizing the sale of school 
property at Wabash avenue and 41st | 
street, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take I 
effect and be in force from and after its j 
passage. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed 
March 29th, 1909, page 3656, Council Pro- 
ceedings, authorizing the sale of school 
property at Elizabeth and 101st streets, j 
be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take i 
effect and be in force from and after its j 
passage. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed 
March 29th, 1909, page 3658, Council Pro- i 
eeedings, authorizing the sale of school ; 
property at Martin and 107th streets, j 
be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take I 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, ? 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES. 
The Committee on Local Industries 
submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Zimmer, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 



December 20, 1909. 



KErOKTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2177 



to whom was referred (Nov. 22, 1909, 
page 1793) ordinance granting to E. E. 
Kendall permission and authority to con- 
struct and maintain a railroad switch 
track across Manistee avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
accompanying substitute ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to E. E. Kendall, his heirs, 
executors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain a single railroad switch track 
beginning at a point on the south line of 
the first east and west public alley south 
of Ninety-fifth street, about one hundred 
and forty (140) feet west of the west 
line of Manistee avenue; thence running 
in an easterly direction along said alley, 
crossing Manistee avenue, to a .point in 
Muskegon avenue about ten (10) feet 
west of the westerly line thereof, as 
shown in yellow upon blue print hereto 
attached, which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and this ordinance shall at any time 
before the expiration thereof be sub- 
ject to amendment, modification or re- 
peal, and in case of repeal all privileges 
hereby granted shall thereupon cease and 
determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street and alley as 
is occupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 



said street and alley occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for pub- 
travel, similar to the remaining portion 
of said street and alley in the same 
block, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
If said grantee shall fail to restore said 
street and alley at the termination of 
said privileges, then the work shall be 
done by the City of Chicago, and the cost 
and expense of doing such work shall be 
paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or which may hereafter be in force 
relating to the use and operation of 
switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said grantee 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the sum 
of three hundred and fifteen dollars 
($315.00) in advance, each and every 
year during the life of this ordinance, the 
first payment to be made as of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter. 
It is hereby made an express provision of 
this ordinance that the privileges herein 
granted shall terminate and this ordi- 
nance become null and void if said gran- 
tee, his heirs, executors and assigns, shall 
fail to promptly pay any installment of 
said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority herein 
granted, said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful ob- 
servance and performance of ~ 11 and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance, and conditioned fur- 
ther to indemnify, keep and save harm- 






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December 20, 1909. 



less the City of Chicago against all lia- 
bilities, judgments, costs, damages and 
expenses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said City from or by reason or 
on account of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason or on ac- 
count of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges here- 
in granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and 
the bond hereinabove mentioned shall be 
filed with the City Clerk within sixty 
(60) days of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, ? 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 

To the M ay or and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, to 
whom was referred (Oct. 26th, 1909, page 
1493) ordinance granting to Whipple Car 
Company permission and authority to 
construct and maintain two railroad 
switch tracks across 55th street, just 
west of St. Louis avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
acompanying substitute ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation: 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to the Whipple Car Com- 
pany, a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to construct and maintain a 
single railroad switch track across Fifty- 
fifth street at a point about ninety (90) 
feet west of the west line of St. Loui3 
avenue; also to construct and maintain 
a single railroad switch track across the 
same street, from a point on the north 
line thereof about one hundred and thirty 
(130) feet west of the west line of St. , 
Louis avenue to a point on the south line 
thereof about one hundred fifteen (115) 
feet west of the west line of St. Louis 
avenue, as shown in red upon blue print 
hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this or- 
dinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority 'herein granted shall cease and de- 
termine twenty (20) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
this ordinance shall at any time before 
the expiration thereof be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal, and 
in case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occupied 
by said switch tracks in good condition 
and repair and safe for public travel, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. At the ter- 
mination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, the said grantee shall forth- 
with restore such portion of said street 
occupied by said switch tracks to a con- 
dition safe for public travel, similar to 
the remaining portion of said street in 
the same block, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. If said grantee shall fail to re- 
store said street at the termination of 
said privileges, then the work shall be 



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done by the City of Chicago and the cost 
and expense of doing such work shall be 
paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch tracks herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in 
force, relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance there- 
of shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of one hundred and seventeen dol- 
lars ($117.00) per annum, in advance, 
each and every year during the life of 
this ordinance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. It is hereby 
made an express provision of this ordi- 
nance that the privileges herein granted 
shall terminate and this ordinance be- 
come null and void if said grantee, its 
successors or assigns, shall fail to 
promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority here- 
in granted, said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful ob- 
servance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further 
to indemnify, keep and save harmless the 
City of Chicago against all liabilities, 
judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said 
City in consequence of the granting of 
this ordinance, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said City from or by reason or on ac- 
count of the passage of this ordinance, or 



from or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by the grantee herein 
by virtue of the authority herein granted. 
Said bond and the liabilty of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and 
if at any time during the life of this or- 
dinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval; provided, that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and 
the bond hereinabove mentioned shall 
be filed with the City Clerk within sixty 
(60) days of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 17, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (September 27, 
1909, page 1174) an ordinance providing 
for the vacation of the north-and-south 
alley lying in the block bounded by West 
Kinzie street, Fulton street, North Fran- 
cisco avenue and North California ave- 
nue (T. B. Brown's Subdivision of Lot 
13, and D. S. Lee's and others' Subdi- 
vision of the southwest quarter, Section 
12-39-13), having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the said ordi- 
nance with compensation as fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
eighteen (18) foot north and south pub- 
lic alley lying east of and adjoining 
Lots one (1) to seven (7), both in- 



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December 20, 1909. 



elusive, in T. B. Brown's Subdivision 
of Lot thirteen (13) and the south 
three (3) acres of Lot two (2) of D. 
S. Lee's and others Subdivision of the 
southwest quarter (S. W. %) , Section 
twelve (12), Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range thirteen (13), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian ; said alley 
being further described as the north 
one hundred sixty-eight (168) feet of 
the north and south eighteen (18) foot 
public alley in the block bounded on the 
north by W. Kinzie street, on the south 
by Fulton street, on the west by N. 
Francisco avenue and on the east by N". 
California avenue, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
upon the plat hereto attached, which 
plat for greater certainty is hereby made 
a part of this ordinance, be and the 
same is hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Armstrong Brothers 
Tool Company, a corporation, shall with- 
in sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of six hundred eighty and 
forty one-lmndredths dollars ($680.40) 
toward a fund for the payment 
and satisfaction of any and all claims 
for damages which may arise from the 
vacation of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided said Arm- 
strong Brothers Tool Company shall 
within sixty (60) days of the passage 
of this ordinance file for record in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
County, Illinois, a certified copy of this 
ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, ? 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 



Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- i 
lished: 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (November 15, 
1909, page 1726) ordinance providing for 
the vacation of alley lying in the block 
bounded by Eddy street, Cornelia ave- 
nue, Seminary avenue and the right-of- 
way of the Chicago and Evanston Rail- 
road (Block 4, Ernst J. Lehman's Sub- 
division of Lot 4, Assessors' Division of 
northwest quarter, southeast quarter, 
Section 20-40-14), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the said 
ordinance with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
north-and-south public alley north of 
and adjoining the north line of Lot eleven 
(11), and west of the east line of Lot 
eleven (11), produced north to its in- 
tersection with the right-of-way of the 
Chicago and Evanston Railroad in Block 
four ( 4 ) , Ernst J. Lehman's Subdi- 
vision of Lot four (4), in Assessor's Di- 
vision of the northwest quarter (N. W. 
%■)» southeast quarter (S. E. %), Sec- 
tion twenty (20), Township forty (40) 
North, Range fourteen ( 14 ) , East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; said part of 
said alley being further described as all 
that part of the north-and-south public 
alley lying west of the east sixteen (16) 
feet thereof in the block bounded on the 
north by Eddy street, on the south by 
Cornelia avenue, on the east by 
Seminary avenue and on the west by 
the right-of-way of the Chicago and 
Evanston Railroad, as colored in red 
and indicated by the words "To be va- 
cated" on the plat hereto attached, which 
plat for greater certainty is hereby made 
a part of this ordinance, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



21S1 



Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Boyle Ice Company, a cor- 
poration, shall within sixty ( 60 ) days 
of the passage of this ordinance pay to 
the City of Chicago the sum of two 
hundred sixty-four and thirty-seven 
one-hundredths dollars ($264.37) to- 
ward a fund for the payment and satis- 
faction of any and all claims for dam- 
ages which may arise from the vacation 
of said portion of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided said Boyle Ice 
Company shall within sixty (60) days 
of the passage of this ordinance file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, December 6, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (May 24, 1909. 
page 319) ordinance providing for the 
vacation of part of West 14th street, be- 
tween South Leavitt street and South 
Irving avenue, and the north-and-south 
alley lying in the block bounded by West 
13th street, West 14th street, South 
Leavitt street and South Irving avenue 
(Block 1, subdivision of Block 10, Di- 
vision of Section 19-39-14), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
accompanying substitute ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation. This action was taken 



in accordance with the opinion of the 
Corporation Counsel, published herewith: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of West Four- 
teenth street (except that part occupied 
by the Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road Company) south of and adjoining 
the south line of Block one (1) of Sub- 
division of Block ten ( 10) in Division of 
Section nineteen (19), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian 
(except railroad) ; also all of the north 
and south sixteen (10) foot public alley 
east of and adjoining the east line of 
Lots twelve (12) to thirty (30), both 
inclusive, in Block one ( 1 ) of Subdivision 
of Block ten (10) before mentioned; said 
part of said street being further de- 
scribed as all that part of West Four- 
teenth street lying between the west 
line of South Leavitt street and east line 
of South Irving avenue (except that part 
occupied by railroad), and said alley be- 
ing further described as all of the north 
and south public alley in the block 
bounded on the north by West Thir- 
teenth street, on the south by West 
Fourteenth street, on the east by South 
Leavitt street and on the west by South 
Irving avenue, as colored in red and in- 
dicated by the words "To be Vacated" 
on the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance, be and the same 
are hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that Daniel J. O'Donovan shall 
within sixty (60) days of the passage of 
this ordinance pay to the City of Chi- 
cago the sum of fifty-four hundred 
ninety-eight and sixty-three one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($5,498.63) toward a 
fund for the payment and satisfaction of 
any and all claims for damages which 
may arise from the vacation of said 
street and alley, or either of them; and, 
further, shall within sixty (60) days of 



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December 20, 1909. 



the passage of this ordinance deposit, if 
necessary, with the City of Chicago a 
sum sufficient in the judgment of the 
Commissioner of Public Works to defray 
all cost and expense of constructing side- 
walk and curb across entrance to street 
herein vacated similar to the sidewalk 
and curb in Leavitt street and Irving 
avenue in the adjoining block. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof, provided said Daniel J. 
O'Donovan shall within sixty (60) days 
of the passage of this ordinance file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

The following communication from the 
Corporation Counsel was submitted with 
the foregoing report: 

November 26, 1909. 
In re rights of Chicago Terminal Trans- 
fer Railway Company in West Four- 
teenth Street. 
Mr. H. V. McGurren, Superintendent 
Bureau of Compensation: 
Dear Sir — Your favor of the 22d inst., 
with enclosures requesting opinion "as to 
whether the Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Railway Company has acquired any 
rights beyond the original right-of-way 
under certain ordinances" is duly re- 
ceived. 

You say that five tracks are now main- 
tained across Fourteenth street by this 
road, whereas a permit, a copy of which 
you enclose, provides for only three 
tracks. You say also that the claim is 
made by the railroad that two tracks 
were laid under the authority of their 
first ordinance and prior to the issuance 
of the permit for the three tracks. 

In disposing of this matter I will first 
take up the question as to whether or 



not a permit for the laying of these 
tracks was necessary. All the ordinances 
in question contain a proviso that these 
tracks shall be constructed "under the 
direction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works." After the completion of the 
work, construction under such direction 
will be presumed. 

Sanitary Dist. v. Met. El. By., 241 111. 
623. 

None of the ordinances in question re- 
quire a permit as a condition precedent 
to such construction, and if it is con- 
tended that a permit is required under 
the general city ordinances, then the pen- 
alty for failure to procure it can, at most, 
result in a fine. But the City Council 
alone has power to regulate the use of 
the streets and this power cannot be dele- 
gated to any department or officer of the 
City, so that the ordinance is a sufficient 
permit in itself. 

McQuillan on Municipal Ordinances, < 
page 569. 

The original right-of-way of this road 
consists of as much land as it acquired 
for that purpose by purchase or condem- 
nation, with the right to cross all in- 
tervening streets and alleys with as 
many tracks as the right-of-way could 
carry, and the additional right to have | 
two tracks running longitudinally in the | 
streets, as will be seen from the follow- , 
ing ordinances: 

The first ordinance passed May 13, 
1872, special ordinances of 1898, page i 
442, grants the right to construct one or ! 
more tracks and to cross any and all : 
streets, etc., along the line of route. 

The second ordinance passed May 11, 
1885, and accepted July 6, 1885, special 
ordinances of 1898, page 446, contains an 
additional grant of one or more tracks 
with the proviso that not more than two 
main tracks shall be laid longitudinally 
in any street. 

The third ordinance passed September 
5, 1885, special ordinances of 1898, page 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2183 



448, grants the right to cross streets for 
switch tracks. 

The fourth ordinance passed July 21, 
1891, and accepted September 14, 1891. 
special ordinances of 1898, page 554, con- 
firms the former grants as in full force 
and effect and makes the ordinance a 
contract by acceptance. 

The elevation ordinance passed July 
7, 1902, Council Proceedings, page 937, 
grants the right to construct elevated 
embankments the full width of the right- 
of-way, and to construct, maintain and 
operate thereon such number of tracks 
as may be necessary, and to carry such 
additional tracks over all intervening 
streets, etc., and to make such changes 
in the position and alignment of their 
main and side tracks and switch connec- 
tions as may be desirable, all to be un- 
der the superintendence of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

I have been unable to procure any re- 
liable data as to the time, manner and 
location of the construction of these 
tracks, and am, therefore, constrained 
to abide by the statement of the railroad 
as contained in your letter. 

However, even if the five tracks had 
not been laid in 1892, then the company 
still had the right under the elevation 
ordinance to lay as many more tracks as 
their right-of-way could accommodate 
and to carry such additional tracks over 
all intervening streets, etc. 

If it is contended that the switch 
track has been included in the elevated 
roadbed and abutment then the authority 
to do so is contained in the further pro- 
vision of the elevation ordinance "to 
make such changes in the position and 
alignment of their main and side tracks 
and switch connections as may be de- 
sirable." 

If it is contended that part of Four- 
teenth street is occupied by the elevated 
embankment so as to close the street for 
any but railroad purposes then I would 
respectfully refer to a case where it is 
held that the City has power to author- 



ize the use of its streets for railroad 
track elevation and that such use does 
not vacate the street. 

Weage v. C. & W. I. Railroad Co., 227 
111. 421. 

If we were to assume that the right 
of the railroad to the use of its tracks 
was not clear under the ordinances of 
1885 and 1892 then their occupation of 
Fourteenth street with their elevated 
roadbed and abutment built under the 
direction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and under the power to lay ad- 
ditional tracks etc. contained in the ele- 
vation ordinance would be a sufficient 
justification for its occupancy of the 
street. The work of elevating must have 
been of such a character that it could 
not have been done without the knowl- 
edge of the city authorities especially in 
the face of the provision that it should 
be carried on under the direction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. As no 
objection appears to have been made by 
the City to the use of Fourteenth street 
for its five tracks and for some years 
after the completion of the construction 
of the tracks and the elevation of the 
roadbed raised no question as to the 
authority of the railroad to occupy the 
street it must be presumed that the City 
consented to such use of the street and 
is now estopped to assert any right to 
repossess itself of the street. 

Sanitary Dist. v. Met. El. Ry., 241 111. 
644. 

I am, therefore, of opinion, based on 
the facts as herein stated, that the rail- 
road is in lawful possession of that part 
of Fourteenth street occupied by its ele- 
vated railroad. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) Adolph Traub, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Approved : 

(Signed) Edward J. Brundage, 

Corporation Counsel. 



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December 20, 1909. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a re- 
port as follows: 

Chicago, December 14, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (December 13, 
1909, page 2025) frontage consents for a 
switch track along and across Besly 
court, referred to the Commissioner of 
Public Works for verification November 
29, 1909, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that said frontage consents be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
consideration of the said report. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
South Division, submitted the following- 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Harding, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, December 16, 1909. 
To the M ay or and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(July 6, 1909, page 937) a recommenda- 
tion, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with creosoted 
wooden blocks Indiana avenue, from 
39th street to 51st street, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the improve- 
ment be made with asphalt instead of 
creosoted wooden blocks. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George F. Harding, Jr., 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Harding, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, December 16, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(December 6, 1909, page 2004) an ordi- ; I 
nance accepting from the South Park 
Commissioners the return to the juris- |j 
diction of the City of Chicago of South 
Park avenue, between 67th street and 
66th street, and 66th street, between ' 
South Park avenue and Vincennes ave- 
nue, and granting permission and au- 
thority to the South Park Commissioners 
to take, regulate and control for boule- j j 
vard purposes 67th street, between South 
Park avenue and Vincennes avenue, and : 
Vincennes avenue between 67th street 
and 66th street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the said j 
ordinance : 

ax ordinance 

Accepting from the South Park Commis- | 
sioners the return to the jurisdiction j 
of the City of Chicago of South Park j 
avenue, between the north line of 67th j 
street and the north line of 66th street, 
and 66th street, between the east line j 
of South Park avenue and the west j 
line of Vincennes avenue, and granting 
permission and authority to the South 
Park Commissioners to take, regulate 
and control for boulevard purposes 
67th street, between the west line 
of South Park avenue and the east 
line of Vincennes avenue, and Vin- 
cennes avenue, between the south line 
of 67th street and the north line of 
66th street. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago-. 
Section 1. That the City of Chicago 

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Commissioners the return to the juris- 
diction of the City of Chicago of South 
Park avenue, between the north line of 
67th street and the north line of 66th 
street, and 66th street, between the east 
line of South Park avenue and the west 
line of Vincennes avenue. 

Section 2. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given to the South Park Commissioners 
to take, regulate, control and govern for 
boulevard purposes 67th street, between 
the west line of South Park avenue and 
the east line of Vincennes avenue, and 
Vincennes avenue, between the south line 
of 67th street and the north line of 66th 
street. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
acceptance by the South Park Commis- 
sioners; provided, that if said Commis- 
sioners shall not file their formal ac- 
ceptance of this ordinance and of all its 
terms and conditions within thirty (30) 
days from the passage hereof, then all 
rights and privileges granted shall be 
wholly null and void and of no effect. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George F. Harding, Jr., 

Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST 
DIVISION. 
The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Egan, deferred and ordered published: 
Chicago, December 13, 1909 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
iWest Division, to whom was referred 
(December 6, 1909, page 1998) an ordi- 
nance granting to Toole-Considine 
Amusement Company permission and 
authority to construct, maintain and use 
a canopy projecting over the sidewalk 
from building situated at Nos. 2342-44 
Madison street, having had the same un- 



der advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the said ordi- 
nance with compensation as fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Michael C. Toole and 
James R. Considine, co-partners, doing 
business as the Toole-Considine Amuse- 
ment Company, to construct, maintain 
and use a canopy over the sidewalk in 
Madison street, extending from the build- 
ing known as Nos. 2342-44 Madison 
street, which canopy shall be constructed 
of incombustible material. Said canopy 
shall not exceed thirty-six (36) feet in 
length nor extend more than thirteen 
(13) feet six (6) inches from the face 
of the building, and the lowest portion 
of same shall not be less than twelve 
(12) feet above the surface of the side- 
walk at that point. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and the Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall be 
issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such plans 
and specifications have first been submit- 
ted to and approved by the Commissioner 
of Public Works and said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and de- 
termine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance is 



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subject to amendment, modification or re- 
peal at any time, and in case of repeal 
all privileges hereby granted shall there- 
upon cease and determine. In case of 
the termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, or other- 
wise, said grantees, their heirs, execu- 
tors or assigns, shall remove said canopy 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago, pro- 
vided that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of the said 
grantees, their heirs, executors or as- 
signs, to remove said canopy when di- 
rected so to do, the City of Chicago may 
proceed to remove same and charge the 
expense thereof to said grantees, their 
heirs, executors or assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said grantees, their 
heirs, executors or assigns, shall pay to 
the City of Chicago, as long as the privi- 
leges herein authorized are being enjoyed, 
the sum of thirty and fifty one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($30.50) per year, pay- 
able annually in advance, the first pay- 
ment to be made as of the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, and each suc- 
ceeding payment annually thereafter, 
provided that if default is made in the 
payment of any of the installments of 
compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted shall immedi- 
ately terminate and this ordinance be- 
come null and void. 

Section 4. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantees shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,- 
000.00), with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful 
observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further to 
indemnify, keep and save harmless the 
City of Chicago against all liabilities, 
judgments, costs, damages and expenses 



which may in any wise come against said I 
City in consequence of the granting of 
this ordinance, or which may accrue i 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said City from or by reason or on ac- 
count of the passage of this ordinance, 
or from or by reason or on account of 
any act or thing done by the grantees 
herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of 
the sureties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and 
if at any time during the life of this or- 
dinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, upon the filing of the accept- 
ance in writing of this ordinance by the- 
said grantees, and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for within sixty (60); 
days of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Dennis J. Egan. 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Egan, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, November 29, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled:. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred' 
(May 10, 1909, page 249) ordinance- 
providing for the vacation of alley lying 
in the block bounded by Humboldt ave- 
nue, Dickens avenue, North 47th avenue 
and the right-of-way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company (John 
M. Welch's Subdivision of Blocks 1 and 
4, and Block 5 of Vannatta's Subdivision, 
northwest quarter, Section 34-40-13), 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the- 
passage of the accompanying substitute- 
ordinance without compensation, the 



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value of the land dedicated exceeding 

that of the land vacated: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
east and west sixteen (16) foot public 
alleys south of and adjoining the south 
line of Lots sixteen (16) to twenty (20), 
both inclusive, and Lots fifty-six (56) 
to sixty (60), both inclusive, excepting 
therefrom the east sixteen (16) feet of 
Lots sixteen (16) and fifty-six (56) in 
John M. Welch's Subdivision of Blocks 
one (1) and four (4) and the north one 
hundred thirty-two and seventy-five one- 
hundredths (132.75) feet of the west 
three hundred seventy-five (375) feet of 
Block five (5) of Vannatta's Subdivision 
in the northwest quarter (1ST. W. y 4 ) of 
Section thirty-four (34), Township forty 
(40) North, Range thirteen (13), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian; said 
parts of said alleys being further de- 
scribed as the west one hundred twenty- 
four and .sixty-five one-hundredths 
(124.65) feet, more or less, of the east 
and west public alleys in the block 
bounded on the north by Humboldt ave- 
nue, on the south by Dickens avenue, on 
the east by the right-of-way of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway Com- 
pany and on the west by North Forty- 
seventh avenue, as colored in red and in- 
dicated by the words "To be Vacated" 
upon the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance, be and the same 
are hereby vacated and closed. 



Section 2. The vacations herein pro- 
vided for are made upon the express con- 
Htion that within sixty (60) days after 

the passage of this ordinance 

shall dedicate 

to the public and open up for public use 
as alleys the east sixteen (16) feet of 
Lots sixteen (16), twenty-five (25), 
fifty-six (56) and sixty-five (65), in J. 
M. Welch's Subdivision before mentioned, 
as colored in yellow and indicated by 
the words "To be Dedicated" upon the 
aforementioned plat; and further shall 
within sixty (60) days of the passage 
of this ordinance deposit, if necessary, 
a sum sufficient in the judgment of the 
Commissioner of Public Works to defray 
all cost of constructing sidewalk and 
curb across entrances to alleys herein va- 
cated and paving and curbing return into 
alleys herein dedicated, similar to the 
sidewalk, curbing and paving in the ad- 
joining street in the same block. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof, provided said 

shall within sixty 

(60) days of the passage of this .ordi- 
nance file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance 
and a plat properly executed and ac- 
knowledged showing the vacation and 
dedication herein provided for. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Dennis J. Egan, 

Chairman. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 

The Committee on Building Department submitted the following report which 
was, on motion of Aid. Jones, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, December 20, 1909. 
T6 the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Building Department, to whom was referred (June 29, 1909, 
page 851) an ordinance revising sundry Articles of Chapter XV of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905 governing the erection of buildings; (November 30, 
1908, page 1914) a communication from the Commissioner of Buildings suggesting 



2188 reports of committees. December 20, 1909. 

that the Committee on Building Department undertake the revision of the entire 
building ordinance and call before them architects, engineers and representatives of 
all the various branches of the building industry, with a view to perfecting the 
building ordinances; (October 18, 1909, page 1385) an ordinance amending Sections 
705 to 715 of the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905 in re billboards and 
signboards; and (October 26, 1909, page 1533) an ordinance amending Section 
694 of the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905 in re permit for moving frame 
buildings, having had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend for passage the ordinance herewith submitted amending Chapter XV of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as subsequently amended: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Chapter XV of the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby amended so as to 
read as follows: 

CHAPTER XV. 
ARTICLE I. 

BUILDINGS. 

199. Department of Buildings Established — Officers.) There is hereby 
established an executive department of the municipal government of the City, 
which shall be known as the Department of Buildings, and shall embrace a Com- 
missioner of Buildings, a Deputy Commissioner of Buildings, an Assistant Deputy 
Commissioner of Buildings, a Secretary to the Commissioner, a Civil Engineer and 
such inspectors of buildings, fire escapes and elevators, and such other assistants 
, and employes as the City Council may by ordinance provide. 



200. Building Commissioner — Office Created — Appointment — Bond.) There 
is hereby created the office of Commissioner of Buildings. He shall be the [ 
head of said Department of Buildings, and shall be an experienced architect, civil , 
engineer, builder or competent building mechanic, and shall have been engaged in ; 
the city as an architect, civil engineer, builder or building mechanic for a period of > 
not less than ten years, and during his term of office as Commissioner of Build- ' 
ings, he shall not be engaged in any other business. 

He shall be appointed by the Mayor, by and with the advice and consent of i 
the City Council. 

The Commissioner of Buildings before entering upon the duties of his office \ 
shall execute a bond to the City in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, with 
such sureties as the City Council shall approve, conditioned for the faithful per- j 
formance of his duties as the Commissioner of Buildings. 

201. Powers — Appointment of Subordinates — Duties of Commissioner.) 

He shall have the management and control of all matters and things per- 
taining to the department of buildings, and shall appoint, according to law, all 
subordinate officers and assistants in his department and may remove them accord- 
ing to law. All subordinate officers, assistants, clerks and employes in said de- 
partment shall be subject to such rules and regulations as shall be prescribed from 
time to time by said commissioner. 

It shall be the duty of said commissioner and his assistants to enforce all 
ordinances relating to the erection, construction, alteration, repair, removal or the 
safety of buildings. . 



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202. Inspection of all Buildings in General Use — Precautions in Behalf 
of Public Safety — May Require Repair or Alteration in Such Cases — Interpretation 
of this Chapter.) The Commissioner of Buildings shall inspect or cause to be 
inspected all public school buildings, public halls, churches, theatres and all build- 
ings used either for manufacturing or commercial purposes, also all hotels, apart- 
ment houses and other buildings or structures occupied by large numbers of people, 
for the purpose of determining the safety of such buildings, or any parts or 
appliances or equipment thereof; the sufficiency of their doors, passageways, aisles, 
stairways, corridors, exits or fire escapes and generally their facilities for egress 
in case of fire or other accident, and the strength of their floors, and shall make 
return of all violations of the several provisions of this chapter to the Law De- 
partment for prosecution. 

It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Buildings, when any citizen rep- 
resents that ashes or combustible materials are kept in any place in the city in 
an insecure manner, or that the doors, stairways, corridors, exits or fire escapes 
in any factory or workshop or other place of employment are insufficient for 
the escape of employes in case of fire, panic or accident, or do not comply with the 
provisions of this Chapter; or that the funnels, flues, fire boxes, or heating ap- 
paratus in any building in the city are insecure or dangerous, or that any part of 
any building in the city is in an unsafe or dangerous condition or in any wise in 
contravention of this Chapter, to make an examination of such place or building, 
and if such representation is found to be true, said Commissioner shall give notice 
in writing to the owner, occupant, lessee, or person in possession, charge or control 
of such place or building to make such changes, alterations or repairs as public 
safety or the ordinance of the City may require. 

Upon failure of parties so notified to comply with said notice the matter shall 
be placed in the Law Department for prosecution. 

It shall be unlawful to continue the use of such building until the changes, 
alterations or repairs found necessary by the Commissioner of Buildings to make 
such building or part thereof safe or to bring it into compliance with this Chapter, 
shall have been made. 

The Commissioner of Buildings shall have full power to pass upon any ques- 
tion arising under the provisions of this chapter, subject to the conditions, modi- 
fications, and limitations contained therein. 

203. Buildings Found in Unsafe Condition — Notice to Owner — Author- 
ity of Commissioner.) Whenever the Commissioner of Buildings shall find any 
building, or structure or part thereof in the city in such an unsafe condition as to 
endanger life, but in such condition that by the immediate application of precau- 
tionary measures such danger may be averted, he shall have authority, and it 
shall be his duty. to forthwith notify, in writing, the owner, agent or person in 
possession, charge or control of such building or structure or part thereof, to adopt 
and put into effect such precautionary measures as may be necessary or advisable 
in order to place such building or structure or part thereof in a safe condition; and 
in cases where said building or structure cannot be repaired or rendered safe by the 
application of precautionary measures, such building or structure, or the dangerous 
parts thereof shall be torn down by said Commissioner of Buildings, or by his 
order. Such notice shall state briefly the nature of the work required to be done 
and shall specify the time within which the work required to be done shall be 
completed by the person, firm or corporation notified, which shall be fixed by said 
Commissioner of Buildings, upon taking into consideration the condition of such 






2190 reports of committees. December -0, 1909. 

building or structure or part thereof, and the danger to life or property which 
may result from its unsafe condition. 

Whenever such Commissioner of Buildings shall he unable to find the owner 
of such building, structure or part thereof, or any agent or person in possession, 
charge or control thereof, upon whom such notice may be served, he shall address, 
stamp and mail such notice to such person or persons at their last known address, 
and in addition thereto shall place or cause to be placed the notice herein provided 
for upon such building at or near its principal entrance, and shall also post or 
cause to be posted in a conspicuous place at each entrance to such building, in 
large letters, a notice as follows: 

K * 



'THIS BUILDING IS DANGEROUS AND HAS BEEN CONDEMNED 
BY THE COMMISSIONER OF BUILDINGS:' 



It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to remove said notice 
or notices without the written permission from the Commissioner of Buildings. 

If at the expiration of the time specified in such notice for the completion of 
the work required to be done by the terms of such notice, in order to render the 
building or structure safe, said notice shall not have been complied with, and said 
building or structure is in such an unsafe condition as to endanger life or property, 
it shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Buildings to proceed forthwith to tear 
down or destroy that part of said building or structure that is in such unsafe 
condition as to endanger life or property, and the expense of tearing down any | 
part of such building or structure shall be charged to the person owning or in pos- 
session, charge or control of such building or structure or part thereof, and the 
said commissioner shall recover or cause to be recovered from such owner or person 
in possession, charge or control thereof the cost of doing such work, by proper 
legal proceedings. 

If the owner, agent or person in possession, charge or control of such building ' 
or structure, or part thereof, when so notified, shall fail, neglect or refuse to place 
such building or structure, or part thereof, in a safe condition, and to adopt such 
precautionary measures as shall have been specified by said commissioner within 
the time specified in such notice, in such case, at the expiration of such time, it 
shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to occupy or use said building 
or structure, or any part thereof, until said building or structure or part thereof 
is placed in a safe condition; and in case where a building or structure, or part 
thereof, is in a dangerous or unsafe condition and has not been placed in a safe 
condition within the time specified in the notice of the Commissioner of Buildings, 
such building or structure, or such part thereof, shall be forthwith vacated, and it 
shall be unlawful for any person or persons to enter same except for the purpose 
of making repairs required by the Commissioner of Buildings and the ordinances of 
the City of Chicago. 

204. Building or Part of Building Constructed in Violation of Chapter 
— Authority of Commissioner to Tear Down.) Whenever it shall be found that 
any building or structure or part thereof, is being, or shall have been, constructed 
or built in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, the Commissioner of 
Buildings shall forthwith notify the owner, agent, superintendent or architect of, or 
the contractor engaged in erecting such building or structure, or part thereof, of the 



December 20, 1909. reports of committees. 2191 

fact that such building or structure, or part thereof, has been, or is being, con- 
structed or erected contrary to the provisions of this chapter, and shall specify 
briefly in such notice in what manner the provisions of this chapter, or any of them, 
have been violated, and shall require the person so notified to forthwith make such 
building, structure, or part thereof, conform to and comply with the provisions of 
this chapter, specifying in such notice the time within which such work shall 
be done. 

If, at the expiration of the time set forth in such notice, the person so notified 
shall have refused, neglected or failed to comply with the request made in such 
notice and to have such building or structure, or part thereof, concerning whic'j 
notice was sent, changed so as to conform to and comply with the provisions of 
this chapter, the Commissioner of Buildings shall have the authority, and it shall 
be his duty to proceed forthwith to tear down or cause to be torn down such 
building or structure, or such part thereof as shall or may have been erected and 
constructed in violation of the provisions or any of the provisions of this chapter, 
and the cost of such work shall be charged to and recovered from the owner of 
such building or structure or from the person for whom such building or structure 
is being erected. 

205. May Direct Fire Department to Remove.) The Commissioner of 
Buildings shall have authority to direct the Fire Marshal to tear down any defective 
or dangerous wall or structure or any building or structure or part thereof which 
may be constructed in violation of the terms of this chapter, after written notice 
has been served upon the owner, lessee, occupant, agent or person in possession, 
charge or control, directing him or them to tear down or remove any defective or 
dangerous wall or any building or structure, or any part thereof which has been, 
or is being constructed or maintained in violation of the terms of this chapter. In 
case of the destruction or partial destruction of buildings by fire, decay or other- 
wise, when any department of the city government, pursuant to the ordinances of 
the city, shall make an outlay of money or incur any liability for the payment of 
any expense on behalf of the city in an effort to preserve or prevent the destruction 
of such building or buildings, or structure, or for the preservation of life of its 
citizens, it shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Buildings to ascertain the 
amount of such outlay or expenditure and present a bill therefor to the owner or 
owners of any such building or buildings, or its or their agent or agents, and it 
shall be the duty of said Commissioner of Buildings to refuse to issue a permit for 
the construction, re-construction, alteration or repair of any building or buildings 
or structure by any such owner or owners, lessee, occupant, agent or person in 
possession, charge or control thereof until such outlay or expenditure shall be 
repaid to the city by the owner, lessee, occupant, agent or person in possession, 
charge or control of such building or buildings thus totally or partially destroyed 
in the manner aforesaid. Said commissioner shall also proceed forthwith to collect 
from such owner or owners, by proper proceedings the amount of such bill. 

206. May Make Rules for Construction of Buildings and Control of 
Employes.) The Commissioner of Buildings shall institute such measures and pre- 
scribe such rules and regulations for the control and guidance of his subordinate 
officers and employes as shall secure the careful inspection of all buildings while in 
process of construction, alteration, repair or removal and the strict enforcement 
of the several provisions of this chapter. 

207. May Stop Construction and Wrecking of Buildings.) Said com- 



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missioner shall have power to stop the construction of any building or the making 
of any alterations or repairs of any building within said city when the same is 
being done in a reckless or careless manner or in violation of any ordinance, and to 
order, in writing or by parole, any and all persons in any way or manner whatever 
engaged in so constructing, altering or repairing any such building, to stop and j 
desist therefrom. 

And the said commissioner shall have power to stop the wrecking or tearing 
down of any building or structure within said city when the same is being done 
in a reckless or careless manner or in violation of any ordinance or in such a 
manner as to endanger life or property, and to order any and all persons engaged 
in said work to stop and desist therefrom. When such work has been stopped by 
the order of said commissioner, it shall not be resumed until said commissioner 
shall be satisfied that adequate precautions will be taken for the protection of life 
and property, and that said work will be prosecuted carefully and in conformity 
With the ordinances of the city. 

208. Arbitration — Appeal from Decision.) In all cases where discretionary 
power is given to the Commissioner of Buildings to estimate damage t